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self-ex·am·i·na·tion

self-examination

 
pronunciation:
self ihg zae m neI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an analysis of one's own thoughts, actions, motives, or the like.
definition 2: a brief external physical scrutiny of oneself, as for unnatural lumps in the breasts or testes.
derivation: self-examining (adj.)