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self-examination

[self-ig-zam-uh-ney-shuh n, self-]
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noun
  1. examination into one's own state, conduct, motives, etc.
  2. Medicine/Medical. examination of one's body for signs of illness or disease: breast self-examination.

Origin of self-examination

First recorded in 1640–50
Related formsself-ex·am·in·ing, adjective
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self-examination

noun
  1. scrutiny of one's own conduct, motives, desires, etc
Derived Formsself-examining, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-examination

n.

1640s, from self- + examination.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

self-examination in Medicine

self-examination

n.
  1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
  2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons.
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