Definitions of examination

  1. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; " when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
  2. examination of conscience ( as done daily by Jesuits)
  3. the act of giving students or candidates a test ( as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  4. the act of examining something closely ( as for mistakes)
  5. formal systematic questioning
  6. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
  7. A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
  8. The act of inquiring into carefully; a careful inquiry or inspection; a test of knowledge or fitness; a questioning, as of a witness.
  9. The act of examining or state of being examined; a careful search or inquiry, with a view to discover truth or the real state of things; careful and accurate inspection of a thing and its parts; a view of qualities and relations, and an estimate of their nature and importance; scrutiny by study or experiment; as, an examination of a house or a ship; as, " Different men leaving out or putting in several simple ideas, according to their various examination, skill, or observation of the subject, have different essences."- Locke; " Nothing that is self- evident can be the proper subject of examination."- South: in judicial proceedings, a careful inquiry into facts by testimony; an attempt to ascertain truth by inquiries and interrogatories; as, the examination of a witness or the merits of a cause: a process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification, capabilities, knowledge, progress, and the like; as, the examination of a student, of a candidate for admission to the ministry or bar; the periodical examination of a school: trial or assay by the appropriate methods or tests, as of minerals or chemical compounds.
  10. Act of investigating; search; inspection; trial.
  11. The act of examining; careful and accurate inspection; investigation or inquiry; subjection to trial with a view to ascertain the qualifications of a candidate for some profession; a careful inquiry into facts by taking evidence; a search for the nature and qualities of substances by experiments.
  12. Careful observation or inspection; investigation; scrutiny by study or experiment; research.

Usage examples for examination

  1. Or maybe he hasn't passed some examination – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  2. I did not answer him on this point, but continued my cross- examination – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  3. The examination appeared to give him perfect satisfaction. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  4. Socialism, an Examination of its Nature, its Strength and its Weakness. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  5. Then when she was worn out they would renew their examination – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  6. The examination would soon take place upstairs. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  7. But, as I have said, I reserve my right of critical examination – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  8. No doubt her beauty itself would not stand examination – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. Examination of Freycinet's statement. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  10. Strong iron bars firmly secured the only door, and a very slight examination convinced me that my case was utterly hopeless. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  11. Go on with the examination – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. Warri, after a short examination said, " Yesterday track water that way," pointing in the direction in which they were travelling; not that he could possibly tell which way the water lay, and for all we knew they might have just left it. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  13. She continued her examination – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  14. Ashton- Kirk lighted all three of these and began making a careful examination of the passage. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  15. That entirely depends on himself, if I must suffer cross- examination from so charming a counsel. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. In teachers it is likely to occur toward the end of the year or in the midst of the hard work about examination time. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. " That they must declare for themselves," said Thord, taking a chair at the head of the table which was evidently his accustomed place-" Put them through their examination – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  18. He told me that he would like to make an examination and see if an operation would not do away with the crutches. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  19. Sandy said he would let us know the result of the doctor's examination – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. Are you prepared to submit to an examination of your books? – VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea by David Christie Murray