Etymology
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examination (n.)

late 14c., "action of testing or judging; judicial inquiry," from Old French examinacion, from Latin examinationem (nominative examinatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of examinare "to weigh; to ponder, consider" (see examine). Sense of "test of knowledge" is attested from 1610s.

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Definitions of examination

examination (n.)
the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);
Synonyms: scrutiny
examination (n.)
formal systematic questioning;
examination (n.)
a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);
Synonyms: examen
examination (n.)
the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;
Synonyms: testing
examination (n.)
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;
Synonyms: exam / test
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