Meaning of “external examination” in the English Dictionary


"external examination" in English

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external examinationnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪkˌstɜː.nəl ɪɡ.zæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪkˌstɝː.nəl ɪɡ.zæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ UK

Examples from literature

  • Indeed, now that there was no external examination to look forward to, the pressure on the child may be said to have automatically relaxed itself. 
  • The time given to religious instruction is, to make a general statement, the only part of the session in which the children are being prepared for a formal external examination. 

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

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