Meaning of “examination” in the English Dictionary

"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 /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/ us

[ 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.

(Definition of “examination” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)