self-examination

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self-examination

[self-ig-zam-uh-ney-shuhn, self-]
noun
1.
examination into one's own state, conduct, motives, etc.
2.
Medicine/Medical. examination of one's body for signs of illness or disease: breast self-examination.

Origin:
1640–50

self-examining, adjective
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self-examination
 
n
scrutiny of one's own conduct, motives, desires, etc
 
self-ex'amining
 
adj

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self-examination n.

  1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.

  2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons.

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Example sentences
People busy to survive or coping with disaster have no time for such
  self-examination.
Such a public self-examination cannot have been easy for a firm proud of having
  weathered the financial crisis well.
On neither side has there been much self-examination.
In the quest to be a more well-informed individual, one must dedicate some time
  towards self-examination.
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