Definitions of examination

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