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English noun: scrutiny

1. scrutiny (act) the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)


Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation

Narrower (hyponym)audit, autopsy, bank examination, checkup, comparing, comparison, endoscopy, fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb, follow-up, followup, going-over, gonioscopy, health check, inspection, keratoscopy, look-over, medical, medical checkup, medical exam, medical examination, motion study, necropsy, once-over, ophthalmoscopy, palpation, PM, post-mortem, post-mortem examination, postmortem, postmortem examination, reexamination, review, review, rhinoscopy, scan, search, study, survey, tactual exploration, testing, time and motion study, time study, time-and-motion study, time-motion study, work study

2. scrutiny (act) a prolonged intense look

Broader (hypernym)look, looking, looking at

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