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examination

 
Noun examination has 5 senses
  1. examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    --1 is a kind of investigation, investigating
    --1 has particulars:
     audit; autopsy, necropsy, postmortem, PM, postmortem examination; checkup, medical checkup, medical examination, medical exam, medical, health check; comparison, comparing; fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb; follow-up, followup, reexamination, review; going-over; once-over, look-over; palpation, tactual exploration; endoscopy; keratoscopy; rhinoscopy; scan; search; survey, study; testing; time and motion study, time-and-motion study, time-motion study, motion study, time study, work study; inspection, review; bank examination
    Derived form: verb examine2
  2. examination, exam, test - 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"
    --2 is a kind of communication, communicating
    --2 has particulars:
     bar examination, bar exam; entrance examination, entrance exam; final examination, final exam, final; litmus test; midterm examination, midterm exam, midterm; oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva; preliminary examination, preliminary exam, prelim; quiz; test paper, examination paper, exam paper, question sheet; tripos
    Derived forms: verb examine5, verb examine3, verb examine4
  3. interrogation, examination, interrogatory - formal systematic questioning
    --3 is a kind of questioning, inquiring
    --3 has particulars:
     catechism; deposition; inquisition; third degree; cross-examination; direct examination; redirect examination, reexamination; interview; debriefing
    Derived forms: verb examine3, verb examine4
  4. examen, examination - examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    --4 is a kind of introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination
    Derived forms: verb examine5, verb examine1
  5. examination, testing - the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
    --5 is a kind of investigation, investigating
    --5 has particulars: eleven-plus, 11-plus
    Derived forms: verb examine5, verb examine3, verb examine4
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