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noun examination pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] formal an exam 1
    sit/take an examination: Students will sit a two-hour examination at the end of the year.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a careful look at something in order to find out about it or see what it is like
    examination of: Engineers made a thorough examination of the wreckage.
    on closer examination: It looked like a shed, but on closer examination we could see it was someone’s house.
    1. a.
      [countable] an occasion when a doctor looks carefully at someones body to make certain they are healthy
      The doctor will give you a full examination before the trip.
    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a careful study of an idea or plan to see how good it is
      These proposals will need detailed examination before a decision can be reached.
      under examination (=being considered): Several options are under examination.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an occasion when a lawyer asks someone questions in court
    examination of: Further examination of the witness revealed that he had met the murdered woman on several occasions.


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