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?"