Definitions for: Examination


[n] the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
[n] the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
[n] examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
[n] formal systematic questioning
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*am`i*na"tion, n. [L. examinatio: cf. F.
examination.]
1. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a
careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by
study or experiment.

2. 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.

He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the
examinations. --Macaulay.

Examination in chief, or Direct examination (Law), that
examination which is made of a witness by a party calling
him.

Cross-examination, that made by the opposite party.

Re["e]xamination, or Re-direct examination, that made by
a party calling a witness, after, and upon matters arising
out of, the cross-examination.

Syn: Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny;
inquisition; inspection; exploration.

Synonyms: exam, examen, interrogation, scrutiny, test, testing

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