Examination - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˌzæməˈneɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word examination
Brit.  |ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word examination


- the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes) (syn: scrutiny)
- a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge (syn: exam, test)
- formal systematic questioning (syn: interrogation, interrogatory)
- a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits) (syn: examen)
- the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned (syn: testing)


On closer examination, the painting appears to be a fake.

The victim's clothes were sent to the lab for examination.

The police made a rigorous examination of the evidence at the crime scene.

The court ordered that the defendant undergo a psychiatric examination.

I have to study for the history examination.

procedures that are not allowed during examination of witnesses

The examination results will be announced in September.

He's already taken the entrance examination.

The proposals are still under examination.

The issues need further examination.

On closer examination the vases were seen to be cracked.

All patients had a complete physical examination.

A post-mortem examination (=an examination on a dead body) showed that he died from head injuries.

A minute examination of the evidence

Police made a careful examination of the scene.

Word forms

singular: examination
plural: examinations
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