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English definition of “scrutiny”

scrutiny

noun [U]     /ˈskruː.tɪ.ni/ US  /-t̬ən.i/
C2 the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it: The government's record will be subjected to/come under ( close ) scrutiny in the weeks before the election .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of scrutiny noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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