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examination

noun
 
 
/ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/
[C or U] the process of checking something carefully in order to discover new information or prove particular facts: examination of sth The review includes a detailed examination of city records. close/comprehensive/careful examination
[C] (also exam) a formal test that you must pass in order to earn a particular qualification or to be allowed to do a particular job: take/pass/fail an examination Shortly after taking the bar examination he was offered a position at a local law firm. a certification/qualification/licensing examination
→ See also cross-examination, direct examination, examination-in-chief, re-examination, regulatory examination
(Definition of examination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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