self-examination

[ self-ig-zam-uh-ney-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

examination into one's own state, conduct, motives, etc.
Medicine/Medical. examination of one's body for signs of illness or disease: breast self-examination.

Nearby words

  1. self-employment,
  2. self-energizing,
  3. self-enforcing,
  4. self-esteem,
  5. self-evident,
  6. self-excited,
  7. self-exculpatory,
  8. self-executing,
  9. self-exile,
  10. self-existent

Origin of self-examination

First recorded in 1640–50

Related formsself-ex·am·in·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for self-examination

self-examination

noun

scrutiny of one's own conduct, motives, desires, etc
Derived Formsself-examining, adjective

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Word Origin and History for self-examination

self-examination

n.

1640s, from self- + examination.

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Medicine definitions for self-examination

self-examination

n.

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

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