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Exam Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"

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  • 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"

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Exam 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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'Exam' example sentence in quotations


* When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen

* I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen


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Exam Sample Sentences in News


  • Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone
    Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved. Read more on this news related to 'Exam'
  • Why no charges yet against UPSR exam leak culprits, asks parents group
    More than a month after the UPSR exam papers leaked, a parent’s group representative today wanted to know what the outcome of the police investigation was. Parents Action Group for Education (Page) chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said the leaks in the UPSR exams last month resulted in more than 470,000 Primary Six pupils having to resit... Read more on this news related to 'Exam'
  • Redskins Blog: Brian Orakpo to have MRI exam on injured right pectoral
    Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo left Sunday's game with a potentially serious injury to his right pectoral muscle, but an MRI exam is needed to determine the extent of the damage. Read more on this news related to 'Exam'

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