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


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.

Origin of self-examination

First recorded in 1640–50

OTHER WORDS FROM self-examination

self-ex·am·in·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for self-examination



scrutiny of one's own conduct, motives, desires, etc

Derived forms of self-examination

self-examining, adjective
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Medical definitions for self-examination



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