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verb (used with object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
- to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
verb (used without object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
- to conduct a scrutiny.
Also especially British, scru·ti·nise.Related formsscru·ti·ni·za·tion, nounscru·ti·niz·er, nounscru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverbre·scru·ti·nize, verb (used with object), re·scru·ti·nized, re·scru·ti·niz·ing.self-scru·ti·nized, adjectiveself-scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·nized, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverb
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for scrutinization
Derived Formsscrutinizer or scrutiniser, noun
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for scrutinization
1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.
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