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noun examination pronunciation in American English /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularexamination
pluralexaminations
  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when a doctor looks carefully at someone's body to make certain they are healthy

    The doctor will give you a full examination before the trip.

    1. a.
      [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.

    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.

  2. 2
    [countable] formal an exam (sense 1)
    take an examination:

    Students will take a two-hour examination at the end of the year.

  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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