Definitions for Examinationɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•am•i•na•tion*ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of examining; inspection; inquiry; investigation.

  2. the state of being examined.

  3. the act or process of testing pupils, candidates, etc., as by questions.

    Category: Education

  4. the test itself; the list of questions asked.

    Category: Education

  5. the answers, statements, etc., made by one examined.

  6. formal legal interrogation.

    Category: Law

* Syn: examination , inspection , scrutiny refer to a looking at something. An examination is an orderly attempt to test or to obtain information about something, often something presented for observation: an examination of merchandise for sale. An inspection is usu. a formal and official examination: An inspection of the plumbing revealed a defective pipe. scrutiny implies a critical and minutely detailed examination: His testimony was given close scrutiny.

Origin of examination:

1350–1400; ME < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. examination, scrutiny(noun)

    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

  2. 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"

  3. interrogation, examination, interrogatory(noun)

    formal systematic questioning

  4. examen, examination(noun)

    a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)

  5. examination, testing(noun)

    the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. examination(noun)ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən

    a close and thorough look at sth

    a full medical examination; a thorough examination of the accident site

  2. examinationɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən

    a detailed study

    a thorough examination of the evidence

  3. examinationɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən

    an exam

    ***students taking an examination


  1. examination(Noun)

    A formal test involving answering written or oral questions with no or limited access to text books or the like.

  2. examination(Noun)

    An inspection by a doctor or other medically qualified person to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Examination(noun)

    the act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment

  2. Examination(noun)

    a process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Examination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2121

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Examination' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4078

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Examination' in Nouns Frequency: #752

Translations for Examination

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) close inspection

Make a thorough examination of the area where the crime took place; On examination the patient was discovered to have appendicitis.

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