Definition of self-examination in English:


Syllabification: self-ex·am·i·na·tion


  • 1The study of one’s own behavior and motivations: a period of considerable self-doubt and self-examination
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    • After a period of thoughtful self-examination, I've arrived at a few uncomfortable realizations.
    • The study surveyed students about their self-examination of thoughts and self-correction of practices between speeches in an oral communication course.
    • It is a day devoted to atonement, introspection and self-examination.
  • 1.1The action of examining one’s own body for signs of illness.
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    • There is no direct evidence that screening by only self-examination or clinical examination is beneficial.
    • With statistics like these, it is imperative that nurses educate their patients regarding cancer prevention, self-examination, early warning signs, and actions to take.
    • Many cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx can be found early, during routine screening examinations by a doctor or dentist, or by self-examination.

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