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noun [countable]     exam pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an important test of your knowledge, especially one that you take at school
    take an exam:

    Dave’s taking his final exams next week.

    pass/fail an exam:

    If she passes the entrance exam, she’ll start school there in September.

    How did you do on the exam?

    1. a.
      American the paper on which exam questions are printed or on which you write your answers

      I’m going to return your exams tomorrow.

    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to an exam or exams

      The school had some excellent exam results last year.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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