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English definition of “exam”

exam

noun [C]     /ɪɡˈzæm/ (also examination)
a formal test that you must pass in order to earn a particular qualification or be allowed to do a particular job: take/pass/fail an exam Candidates for supervisory jobs must take a written exam. bar/civil-service/licensing exam
(Definition of exam noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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