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Meaning of “exam” in the English Dictionary

"exam" in British English

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examnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzæm/ (formal examination)
A2 a ​test of a student's ​knowledge or ​skill in a ​particularsubject : American ​studentsranked fourth in those taking the ​geography exam. I ​failed my ​physics exam, but I ​passedchemistry. an examination paper exam results

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(Definition of exam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exam" in American English

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examnoun [C]

 us   /ɪɡˈzæm/ (also examination,  /ɪɡˌzæm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ )
a ​test of a student’s ​knowledge or ​skill in a ​particularsubject: The ​final exams are ​scheduled for next ​week.
(Definition of exam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exam" in Business English

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examnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzæm/ (also examination)
a ​formaltest that you must ​pass in ​order to ​earn a particular ​qualification or be ​allowed to do a particular ​job: take/pass/fail an exam Candidates for ​supervisoryjobs must take a written exam. bar/civil-service/​licensing exam
(Definition of exam from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “exam”
in Arabic امْتِحان…
in Korean 시험…
in Portuguese exame…
in Catalan examen…
in Japanese 試験…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考试…
in Turkish sınav, imtihan, muayene…
in Russian экзамен, осмотр, обследование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 考試…
in Italian esame…
in Polish egzamin, badanie…
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