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"examination" in British English

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examinationnoun

uk   /ɪɡˌzæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪɡˌzæm.əˈneɪ.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 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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(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 carefully looking at someone or something to learn about its condition or to discover facts: [C] You have to have a physical examination/exam in order to get life insurance. [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 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
(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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“examination” in Business English

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