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Definition of "re-examination" [re•ëx•am•i•na•tion]

  • A second or subsequent examination. (noun)
  • Subsequent questioning of a witness after cross-examination. (noun)
  • In United States patent law, a procedure under which an issued patent is returned to the examiner to determine if it remains valid in light of newly discovered prior art. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "re-examination" in a sentence
  • "The banking industry scored a victory when lawmakers included a provision in the bill which would make it easier for banks to get re-examination of patents on financial business processes such as check-scanning, in an effort to avoid paying patent-infringement fees."
  • "But it also calls for a re-examination of federal agricultural programs that spend billions each year, to ensure that taxpayers aren't funding support for a sector that is more than capable of thriving on its own."
  • "Bloomberg News Joseph Dear, chief investment officer for Calpers In the wake of a "searching re-examination" of its $15 billion real-estate program conducted since the financial crisis, Calpers has decided to increasingly rely on property as a source of steady income, rather than seeking to take advantage of increases in value, Chief Investment Officer Joe Dear said in an interview."