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the act of examining carefully

a close or systematic study

a medical inquiry into a patient's state of health

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a set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill

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a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)

the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

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On closer examination, a chemist's printed label was discovered on this morsel of paper.
"The next day we continued our examination in the house, having received in the interval fresh instructions from the Fiscal.
The geometry examination and all the others were over in due time and Anne arrived home on Friday evening, rather tired but with an air of chastened triumph about her.
With this end in view Anne had strained every nerve during the examinations. So had Gilbert.
Either I must find the man or else the examination must be postponed until fresh papers are prepared, and since this cannot be done without explanation, there will ensue a hideous scandal, which will throw a cloud not only on the college, but on the university.
"Yes, young Daulat Ras, an Indian student, who lives on the same stair, came in to ask me some particulars about the examination."
I resolved to commence, therefore, with the examination of the simplest objects, not anticipating, however, from this any other advantage than that to be found in accustoming my mind to the love and nourishment of truth, and to a distaste for all such reasonings as were unsound.
I should not, however, on this account have ventured at once on the examination of all the difficulties of the sciences which presented themselves to me, for this would have been contrary to the order prescribed in the method, but observing that the knowledge of such is dependent on principles borrowed from philosophy, in which I found nothing certain, I thought it necessary first of all to endeavor to establish its principles.
Another inquest was held: another post-mortem examination failed to reveal a probable cause of death.
Then came the day of his examination. Philip, when his turn arrived, went forward to the examiner's table with the utmost confidence.
It was tea-time, and he knew that a lot of men would be having tea in the basement of the Medical School: those who had passed the examination would be exultant, those who disliked him would look at him with satisfaction, and the poor devils who had failed would sympathise with him in order to receive sympathy.
[I have now gone through the examination of such of the powers proposed to be vested in the United States, which may be considered as having an immediate relation to the energy of the government; and have endeavored to answer the principal objections which have been made to them.
There were three months yet before the university entrance examinations. Without laboratories, without coaching, sitting in my bedroom, I proceeded to compress that two years' work into three months and to keep reviewed on the previous year's work.
Just the same as now- I ask you, Count- who will be heads of the departments when everybody has to pass examinations?"
You know Harold came here six weeks ago, to get up his French for those dreadful examinations that he has to pass so soon.