What does examination mean?

Definitions for examination
ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃənex·am·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. examination, scrutinynoun

    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

  2. examination, exam, testnoun

    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, interrogatorynoun

    formal systematic questioning

  4. examen, examinationnoun

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

  5. examination, testingnoun

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


  1. examinationnoun

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

  2. examinationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Examinationnoun

    The act of examining by questions, or experiment; accurate disquisition.

    Etymology: examinatio, Latin.

    I have brought him forth, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write. Acts xxv. 26.

    Different men leaving out or putting in several simple ideas, according to their various examination, skill, or observation of the subject, have different essences. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Examinationnoun

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

  2. Examinationnoun

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. examination

    A searching by, or cognizance of, a magistrate, or other authorized officer. Now strict in navy and army.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of examination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of examination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of examination in a Sentence

  1. Rich McKay:

    I think with my history on this rule, it tells me that 24 votes are not easy to get, but I do think that statistics absolutely warrant an examination of whether our overtime rules need to be further modified.

  2. Comptroller Thomas Curry:

    That was meant to flag the issue for the banks so they can take corrective action now on their own before going through any type of examination cycle.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel completely rejects the ICC prosecutor’s announcement about opening a preliminary examination on the basis of the outrageous request by the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian Authority is not a country and therefore it is not the court’s place, also according to its own rules, to carry out an examination like this.

  4. Fadwa Hammoud:

    Our reading is that the Court's opinion interprets the one-man grand jury process to require charges to be filed at the district court and include a preliminary examination. Our team is prepared to move forward through that process.

  5. World War II:

    Central to the Field Trip’s discussion is an examination of how throughout World War II, African Americans pursued a double victory – one over the Axis abroad and the other over discrimination at home, major cultural, social and economic shifts amid a global conflict were changing American lives.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. foumart
    • B. profaneness
    • C. liniment
    • D. couvade

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