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Pronunciation:  ig`zamu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  2. [n]  the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  3. [n]  examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
  4. [n]  formal systematic questioning
  5. [n]  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"

EXAMINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: exam, examen, interrogation, scrutiny, test, testing
 See Also: 11-plus, autopsy, bank examination, bar exam, bar examination, catechism, check, checkout, check-out procedure, checkup, communicating, communication, comparing, comparison, cross-examination, debriefing, deposition, direct examination, eleven-plus, endoscopy, entrance exam, entrance examination, exam paper, examination paper, final, final exam, final examination, fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb, follow-up, going-over, health check, inquiring, inquisition, inspection, interview, introspection, investigating, investigation, keratoscopy, litmus test, look-over, medical, medical checkup, medical exam, medical examination, midterm, midterm exam, midterm examination, motion study, necropsy, once-over, oral, oral exam, oral examination, palpation, PM, postmortem, postmortem examination, prelim, preliminary exam, preliminary examination, question sheet, questioning, quiz, redirect examination, reexamination, reexamination, review, rhinoscopy, scan, search, self-contemplation, self-examination, study, survey, tactual exploration, test paper, third degree, time study, time-and-motion study, time-motion study, tripos, viva, viva voce, work study



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*am`i*na"tion\, n. [L. examinatio: cf. F.
1. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a
   careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by
   study or experiment.

2. 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.

         He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the
         examinations.                         --Macaulay.

{Examination in chief}, or {Direct examination} (Law), that
   examination which is made of a witness by a party calling

{Cross-examination}, that made by the opposite party.

{Re["e]xamination}, or {Re-direct examination}, that made by
   a party calling a witness, after, and upon matters arising
   out of, the cross-examination.

Syn: Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny;
     inquisition; inspection; exploration.

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