1. [ noun ] the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
Synonyms: inspection scrutiny
Related terms: investigation survey comparison testing scan checkup check going-over inspection autopsy follow-up time-and-motion_study fine-toothed_comb keratoscopy audit fine-tooth_comb palpation visit endoscopy rhinoscopy once-over bank_examination search examine size_up audit
2. [ noun ] formal systematic questioning
Synonyms: interrogatory interrogation
Related terms: questioning interview cross-examination deposition third_degree catechism debriefing direct_examination inquisition redirect_examination probe
3. [ noun ] (education) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
Synonyms: test exam

"when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

Related terms: communication quiz tripos preliminary_examination oral final_examination test_paper entrance_exam litmus_test bar_exam midterm_examination test probe examine test
4. [ noun ] (psychology) examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
Synonyms: examen
Related terms: introspection test
5. [ noun ] the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
Synonyms: testing
Related terms: investigation eleven-plus quiz examine
Similar spelling:   examiner