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 inquiring into carefully; a careful inquiry or inspection; a test of knowledge or fitness; a questioning, as of a witness.
  6. 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.
  7. Act of investigating; search; inspection; trial.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 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
  3. I did not answer him on this point, but continued my cross- examination. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  4. Go on with the examination. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  5. She continued her examination. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  6. " 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
  7. That entirely depends on himself, if I must suffer cross- examination from so charming a counsel. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  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. Then when she was worn out they would renew their examination. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  11. 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
  12. The examination would soon take place upstairs. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Socialism, an Examination of its Nature, its Strength and its Weakness. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  16. Sandy said he would let us know the result of the doctor's examination. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  17. 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
  18. But, as I have said, I reserve my right of critical examination. – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage