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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.
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Quotes of examination

  1. I don't know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound- I remember somebody shouting, Jim don't let them break you. – Jim Bakker
  2. Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. – Kingman Brewster, Jr.
  3. The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda. – Heywood Broun
  4. To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post -mortem examination he may be able to say what the experiment died of. – Ronald Fisher
  5. I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior. – William Friedkin
  6. The crucial question one comes back to is the examination without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres. – Peter Hammill
  7. If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own. – Herodotus
  8. We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social. – David E. Kelley
  9. I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my final examination in the sciences section) in 1943. – Simon van der Meer
  10. It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self -deception. – Robert Motherwell
  11. There's so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward. – Jeremy Northam
  12. I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me. – Paul Nurse
  13. I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943. – John Pople
  14. Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive, even using his father's influence to get into the Navy without ever taking a medical examination – Richard Reeves
  15. Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent. – Pete Seeger

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

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