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English definition of “exam”

exam

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪɡˈzæm/
SCHOOL A2 an official test of how much you know about something, or how well you can do something: a geography exam to fail/pass an exam UK to sit/ UK/US to take (= do) an exam Exams, tests and exercises
MEDICAL US a series of medical tests: an eye examMedical examination
(Definition of exam from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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