examination examination  /ɪɡ ˌzæ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  2. (n) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  3. (n) formal systematic questioning
  4. (n) a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
  5. (n) the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

Usage(s):

  1. Under cross-examination, the former Enron chief executive was testy and combative.
  2. The prosecution's star witness survives a withering cross-examination.
  3. The examination, as it turned out, was perfunctory.

News

  1. Phillies Notes: Kratz needs surgery on left knee

    MINNEAPOLIS - An MRI examination Monday revealed a medial meniscus tear in Erik Kratz's left knee, an injury that will require surgery and could endanger the remainder of his season.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. 2013 NBA draft: Can Ben McLemore develop the mindset to match his talent?

    Any examination of Ben McLemore, the basketball player, has to significantly involve Ben McLemore, the person. And as a terrific USA Today profile from earlier this year shows in difficult detail, McLemore the person has not had a very easy go to get to this point in his life.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Jackson County courts this week: Preliminary examination continues in child abuse case, bank robber to be sentenced

    Deangelo King has a preliminary examination scheduled for 9 a.m. before District Judge Michael Klaeren. He is accused of firing a handgun May 25 in the area of High and Williams streets, missing his mark and shooting 13-year-old bystander Jendaya Bailey, who survived.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Quotes

  1. "I am concerned that Treasury's proposal is neither workable nor comprehensive, despite its enormous price tag," Shelby said in a statement. "I believe Congress must immediately undertake a comprehensive, public examination of the problem and...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Richard Shelby Source: CQPolitics.com

  2. "Iran continues to maintain that these alleged weaponisation studies related to conventional weapons only or are fabricated. However a full-fledged examination of this issue has yet to take place," ElBaradei said.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: AFP

  3. "Sen. Coburn has raised a good question: 'Do we have the best personal weapon?' And I don't know that we do," Sessions said. "We're not comfortable now. Let's give this a rigorous examination."
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Jeff Sessions Source: FOXNews

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