Definitions of examination

  1. examination of conscience ( as done daily by Jesuits)
  2. the act of giving students or candidates a test ( as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  3. the act of examining something closely ( as for mistakes)
  4. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
  5. 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.
  6. Act of investigating; search; inspection; trial.
  7. 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.
  8. Careful observation or inspection; investigation; scrutiny by study or experiment; research.

Usage examples for examination

  1. Examination of Freycinet's statement. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. Sandy said he would let us know the result of the doctor's examination. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  3. She continued her examination. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  4. 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
  5. " 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
  6. I did not answer him on this point, but continued my cross- examination. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  7. Then when she was worn out they would renew their examination. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  8. Or maybe he hasn't passed some examination. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  9. The examination appeared to give him perfect satisfaction. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  10. Socialism, an Examination of its Nature, its Strength and its Weakness. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. The examination would soon take place upstairs. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  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. 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
  14. 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
  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. 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
  17. But, as I have said, I reserve my right of critical examination. – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage