Definitions for: Scrutiny


[n] the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
[n] a prolonged intense look



Webster (1913) Definition: Scru"ti*ny, n. [L. scrutinium, fr. scrutari to search
carefuly, originally, to search even to the rags, fr. scruta
trash, trumpery; perhaps akin to E. shred: cf. AS. scrudnian
to make scrutiny.]
1. Close examination; minute inspection; critical
observation.

They that have designed exactness and deep scrutiny
have taken some one part of nature. --Sir M. Hale.

Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view And
narrower scrutiny. --Milton.

2. (Anc. Church) An examination of catechumens, in the last
week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.

3. (Canon Law) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a
vote is written.

4. (Parliamentary Practice) An examination by a committee of
the votes given at an election, for the purpose of
correcting the poll. --Brande & C.


Scru"ti*ny, v. t.
To scrutinize. [Obs.]

Synonyms: examination

See Also: autopsy, bank examination, check, checkout, check-out procedure, checkup, comparing, comparison, endoscopy, fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb, follow-up, going-over, health check, inspection, investigating, investigation, keratoscopy, look, looking, looking at, look-over, medical, medical checkup, medical exam, medical examination, motion study, necropsy, once-over, palpation, PM, postmortem, postmortem examination, reexamination, review, rhinoscopy, scan, search, study, survey, tactual exploration, testing, time study, time-and-motion study, time-motion study, work study

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