Definition of exam in English:

exam

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Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzam
 
, ɛg-/

noun

  • 1 short for examination ( sense 2). he was likely to fail his exams again [as modifier]: exam results
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    • The one upcoming thing I have is on Friday I'm going to get the results of the exams I took in January.
    • Students at Wyke College in Hull are still waiting for the correct results of exams they sat last summer.
    • Problems with the exams could mean results being delayed for both GCSEs and A-levels.
    Synonyms
    test, examination, paper, question paper, oral, practical, assessment; set of questions, set of exercises; British viva, viva voce; North American quiz
  • 2 [with adjective or noun modifier] North American A medical test of a specified kind: routine eye exams
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    • This is what she had written on that questionnaire ages ago after her medical exam.
    • Some insurers and banks are needlessly holding up the process with medical exams.
    • There was no attempt to question that, no requirement for him to have a medical exam or attend for a re-test.

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