Etymology
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self-examination (n.)

1640s, "scrutiny into one's own state, conduct, or motives," from self- + examination. By 1955 as "examination of one's own body for signs of illness."

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Definitions of self-examination

self-examination (n.)
the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct;
Synonyms: introspection / self-contemplation
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