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English noun: examination

1. examination (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. examination (communication) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

SamplesWhen the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions.

Synonymsexam, test

Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication

Narrower (hyponym)bar exam, bar examination, comp, comprehensive, comprehensive examination, entrance exam, entrance examination, exam paper, examination paper, final, final exam, final examination, litmus test, midterm, midterm exam, midterm examination, oral, oral exam, oral examination, prelim, preliminary exam, preliminary examination, question sheet, quiz, test paper, tripos, viva, viva voce

3. examination (communication) formal systematic questioning

Synonymsinterrogation, interrogatory

Broader (hypernym)inquiring, questioning

Narrower (hyponym)catechism, cross-examination, debriefing, deposition, direct examination, inquisition, interview, redirect examination, reexamination, third degree

4. examination (cognition) a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)


Broader (hypernym)introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination

5. examination (act) the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned


Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation

Narrower (hyponym)11-plus, eleven-plus

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