Definitions for EXAMɪgˈzæm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Informal.an examination, as in school.
Origin of exam:
examination, exam, test(noun)
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
"when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a test of knowledge
to take an exam; I got an A on the exam!
a medical examination
an ear/eye/breast exam