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Definitions of examination

  1. the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of examining or state of being examined; a careful search or inquiry, with a view to discover truth or the real state of things; careful and accurate inspection of a thing and its parts; a view of qualities and relations, and an estimate of their nature and importance; scrutiny by study or experiment; as, an examination of a house or a ship; as, "Different men leaving out or putting in several simple ideas, according to their various examination, skill, or observation of the subject, have different essences."-Locke; "Nothing that is self-evident can be the proper subject of examination."-South: in judicial proceedings, a careful inquiry into facts by testimony; an attempt to ascertain truth by inquiries and interrogatories; as, the examination of a witness or the merits of a cause: a process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification, capabilities, knowledge, progress, and the like; as, the examination of a student, of a candidate for admission to the ministry or bar; the periodical examination of a school: trial or assay by the appropriate methods or tests, as of minerals or chemical compounds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Act of investigating; search; inspection; trial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The act of examining; careful and accurate inspection; investigation or inquiry; subjection to trial with a view to ascertain the qualifications of a candidate for some profession; a careful inquiry into facts by taking evidence; a search for the nature and qualities of substances by experiments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Careful observation or inspection; investigation; scrutiny by study or experiment; research. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for examination

  1. Examination of Freycinet's statement. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. Sandy said he would let us know the result of the doctor's examination – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
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