Definition of examination in English:


Line breaks: exam¦in|ation
Pronunciation: /ɪgˌzamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n
, ɛg-/


  • 2A formal test of a person’s knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill: he scraped through the examinations at the end of his first year
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    • You and your child will be faced with plenty of tests and formal examinations in the years to come.
    • The objective tests in the entrance examinations hardly speak of the candidate's knowledge, aptitude and attitude.
    • The winner is selected on the marks achieved in written, practical and oral examinations along with project work.
    test, exam, paper, question paper, oral, practical, assessment; set of questions, set of exercises; British viva, viva voce; North American quiz


late Middle English (also in the sense 'testing (one's conscience) by a standard'): via Old French from Latin examinatio(n-), from examinare 'weigh, test' (see examine).

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