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Definition of "examination" []

  • The act of examining or the state of being examined. (noun)
  • A set of questions or exercises testing knowledge or skill. (noun)
  • A formal interrogation: examination of the witness. (noun)
  • The act of examining or state of being examined (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Written exercises, oral questions, or practical tasks, set to test a candidate's knowledge and skill (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Physical inspection of a patient or parts of his or her body, in order to verify health or diagnose disease (noun)
  • Laboratory study of secretory or excretory products, tissue samples, etc, esp in order to diagnose disease (noun)
  • The formal interrogation of a person on oath, esp of an accused or a witness (noun)

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Use "examination" in a sentence
  • "McCarthy said yesterday that there is no conflict in the two letters, and that the CPA money could be used with everything associated with the purchase of the Fernald property, such as the title examination, appraisal and environmental study."
  • "What emerges from this examination is a disturbing portrait of a group of elected officials who routinely avoid payment of debts, write bad checks, abuse their spouses, assault people and openly violate the law."
  • "The source was given polygraph examination on 12 March 1971 and this examination is the only recorded testimony establishing his credibility."