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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Examination  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  examination 
  n  1:  the  act  of  examining  something  closely  (as  for  mistakes) 
  [syn:  {inspection},  {scrutiny}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {exam},  {test}] 
  3:  formal  systematic  questioning  [syn:  {interrogation}] 
  4:  examination  of  conscience  (as  done  daily  by  Jesuits)  [syn:  {examen}] 
  5:  the  act  of  testing  students  or  candidates  (as  by  questions) 
  [syn:  {testing}] 




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