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ex·am·i·na·tion

examination

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zae mih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of examining; inspection.
The mechanic's examination of my car showed that it needed new tires.
synonyms:
inspection, investigation, study
similar words:
analysis, check, observation, probe, scan, survey
definition 2: a test of skill used to see how much a person knows or can do.
Before you can become a lawyer, you must pass a legal examination.
synonyms:
exam, test
similar words:
checkup, final, physical, quiz
derivation: examinational (adj.)
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