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Examination Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  • the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  • examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
  • formal systematic questioning
  • a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes) ,
  • a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions" ,
  • formal systematic questioning ,
  • a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits) ,
  • the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

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Examination Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An examination, commonly known as exam, is a test to see how good somebody is at something

In its widest sense, to examine somebody or something is to look at it very carefully, perhaps to find out why something is not working properly. Someone who is ill may need to go to a doctor to have a medical examination. A machine that is not working properly may need an examination to find out the cause of the problem.

In education an examination is a test to show the knowledge and ability of a student. A student who takes an examination is a candidate. The person who decides how well the student has performed is the examiner. An examination may be a written test, an on-screen test or a practical test. Examples of a practical test may be: driving a car, speaking a language, playing a musical instrument and doing a scientific experiment. An on-screen test is a test which uses the computer.



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'Examination' example sentence in quotations


* Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle

* Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. - Buddha

* Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. - Kingman Brewster, Jr.


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Examination Sample Sentences in News


  • STPM, SPM papers: Measures taken to avoid leak
    KOTA KINABALU : All precautions have been taken to prevent any leak from the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examination papers, assured the Sabah Education Department. Read more on this news related to 'Examination'
  • Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred
    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed. Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or limit the opinions and testimony of the psychiatrist who Read more on this news related to 'Examination'
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    KUCHING: A total of 37,488 candidates will be sitting for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in Sarawak this year, from Nov 3 to Dec 4. Sarawak Education director Serina Sauni in a statement said of the total, 34,833 candidates or 92.92 per cent would be from national secondary schools (SMK), 815 (2.17 per cent) from private secondary schools and the r Read more on this news related to 'Examination'

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