Definition of "self-examination" [self•-ex•am•i•na•tion]

  • An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions. (noun)
  • Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination. (noun)

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Use "self-examination" in a sentence
  • "Interim results of a prospective randomized study of self-examination for early detection of breast cancer Russia/St."
  • "This craziness has been good for me in that it's pushed me to do some self-examination, and though I try to be honest with myself in general, certain situations press down harder than others."
  • "However, how often do you get carried away with work, getting the kids to school, making sure that no one misses soccer or basketball practice, etc … to actually have time to think about self-examination?"