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.


  1. examination

    An examination is a detailed inspection or analysis of an object, a person, or a system, in order to evaluate its nature, condition, or characteristics. It may also refer to a formal test of a person's knowledge or proficiency in a particular subject or skill, often in an educational or professional context.

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

  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

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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. Imad Morad:

    We send blood and urine samples to human labs for examination. It wasn't until two years ago when they started taking our requests. We also use them for X-rays.

  2. Tossathep Boonthong:

    We are giving them a physical examination. They have not been moved to Chiang Rai hospital yet.

  3. Robert Carlson:

    The basic principles that underscore the Senate's constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI, each appointment to our nation's Highest Court( as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote.

  4. Rob Citino:

    I think we look back today on that event and we see workers trying to point us to very dangerous conditions that could have been rectified, 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.

  5. Yawen Sun:

    Most parents in China do not regard IGD as a disease, they think there is no need to do the MRI examination.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
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