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Meaning of “examination” in the English Dictionary

"examination" in British English

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examinationnoun

uk   us   /ɪɡˌzæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
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 ​pensionscheme. The ​evidence is still under examination (= being ​examined). I ​thought it was ​paint at first, but on ​closer examination I ​realized it was ​driedblood.A2 [C] formal an ​exam

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

"examination" in American English

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examinationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪɡˌzæm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ (short form exam)
the ​act or ​process of ​carefullylooking at someone or something to ​learn about ​itscondition or to ​discoverfacts: [C] You have to have a ​physical examination/exam in ​order to get ​lifeinsurance. [U] The ​evidence is still under examination (= being ​examined).
(Definition of examination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"examination" in Business English

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examinationnoun

uk   us   /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/
[C or U] the ​process of ​checking something carefully in ​order to discover new ​information or prove particular facts: examination of sth The ​reviewincludes a detailed examination of city ​records. close/comprehensive/careful examination
[C] (also exam) a ​formaltest 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 ​locallawfirm. a ​certification/​qualification/​licensing examination
(Definition of examination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “examination”
in Arabic امْتِحان, فَحْص…
in Korean 시험, 진찰, 검진…
in Portuguese exame…
in Catalan examen…
in Japanese 試験, 検査…
in Chinese (Simplified) 检查, 审查, 调查…
in Turkish inceleme, tetkik, sınav…
in Russian обследование, рассмотрение, экзамен…
in Chinese (Traditional) 檢查, 審查, 調查…
in Italian esame…
in Polish badanie, analiza, kontrola…
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