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

    Dave’s doing his Accountancy exams next week.

    pass/fail an exam:

    If she passes the entrance exam, she’ll go to university in October.

    How did you do in the exam?

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to an exam or exams

      The school had some excellent exam results last year.

  2. 2
    American a medical examination


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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