1 the act or an instance of examining; the state of being examined.
2 a detailed inspection.
3 the testing of the proficiency or knowledge of students or other candidates for a qualification by oral or written questions.
4 an instance of examining or being examined medically.
5 Law the formal questioning of the accused or of a witness in court.
Phrases and idioms:
1 the printed questions in an examination.
2 a candidate's set of answers.
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L examinatio -onis (as EXAMINE)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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