examination

examination
ex|am|i|na|tion [ ıg,zæmı`neıʃn ] noun ***
1. ) count 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.
a ) count or uncount 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.
b ) count or uncount 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. ) count FORMAL an exam:
take an examination: Students will take a two-hour examination at the end of the year.
3. ) count or uncount 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.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
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