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English definition of “examination”

examination

noun [C/U]  /ɪɡˌzæm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ (short form exam) us  
the act or process of carefully looking at someone or something to learn about its condition or to discover facts: [C] You have to have a physical examination/exam in order to get life insurance. [U] The evidence is still under examination (= being examined).
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