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English definition of “exam”

exam

noun [C]     /ɪɡˈzæm/ (formal examination)
A2 a test of a student's knowledge or skill in a particular subject that results in a qualification if the student is successful: How many pupils are taking the geography exam this term? I failed my physics exam, but I passed chemistry. an examination paper exam resultsExams, tests and exercises
(Definition of exam noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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