Origin of examination
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Examples from the Web for examination
An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)
January 3, 2015
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
An electrocardiogram is taken over the phone and then sent to his physician for examination.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
An examination of the eerie similarities between Litchfield Prison and Agrestic.Orange Is the New Weeds: The Adventures of Jenji Kohan Across the 8th Dimension
Rich Goldstein, Emily Shire
August 18, 2014
The examination morphed into a far-reaching conversation between Bryan and Darrow on scriptural interpretation.The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers
July 21, 2014
You must propose an examination of his affairs on the part of the church.
From the moment of their arrest, the examination proceeded with great rapidity.
Had I been subject only to his examination, my ordeal would not have been severe.
It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.
His sufferings were so acute that a minute examination of his injuries could not be made.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- the act of examining or state of being examined
- written exercises, oral questions, or practical tasks, set to test a candidate's knowledge and skill
- (as modifier)an examination paper
- physical inspection of a patient or parts of his body, in order to verify health or diagnose disease
- laboratory study of secretory or excretory products, tissue samples, etc, esp in order to diagnose disease
- law the formal interrogation of a person on oath, esp of an accused or a witness
Word Origin and History for examination
late 14c., "action of testing or judging; judicial inquiry," from Old French examinacion, from Latin examinationem (nominative examinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of examinare (see examine). Sense of "test of knowledge" is attested from 1610s.
- An investigation or inspection for the purpose of diagnosis.