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examination

noun uk   /ɪɡˌzæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
B2 [C or U] the act of looking at or considering something carefully in order to discover something: a post-mortem examination I had to have/undergo a medical examination when I joined the pension scheme. The evidence is still under examination (= being examined). I thought it was paint at first, but on closer examination I realized it was dried blood.A2 [C] formal an exam
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in Korean 시험, 진찰, 검진…
in Arabic امْتِحان, فَحْص…
in Portuguese exame…
in Catalan examen…
in Japanese 試験, 検査…
in Italian esame…
in Chinese (Traditional) 檢查, 審查, 調查…
in Russian обследование, рассмотрение, экзамен…
in Turkish inceleme, tetkik, sınav…
in Chinese (Simplified) 检查, 审查, 调查…
in Polish badanie, analiza, kontrola…
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