examination

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From Old French examinacion, from Latin examinatio

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examination (plural examinations)

  1. The act of examining.
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
  2. Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.
  3. A formal test involving answering written or oral questions with no or limited access to text books or the like.

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