Examination

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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


  • Re-examination of UPSR papers underway
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- The re-examination for two papers of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) which had been leaked, namely Science and the English Language, began today. Read more on this news related to 'Examination'
  • UPSR: Students resit Science and English papers
    KUALA LUMPUR:The re-examination for two papers of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) which had been leaked, namely Science and the English Language, began today. The papers which were repeated were Science 018, 028 and 038 beginning at 8.15am and the English Language 014/1 which were rescheduled for 10.30am and English Language 014/2 at 12.20pm. The re-exa Read more on this news related to 'Examination'
  • Pupils resit 2 UPSR papers
    KUALA LUMPUR: PARENTS who encouraged and prepared pupils for the resit of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination yesterday received praise from Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said that the preparation made by everyone before the actual UPSR exam on Sept 9 enabled the pupils to be ready to face the repeat examinations, Bernama Read more on this news related to 'Examination'

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