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self-examination Line breaks: self-examin¦ation
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfɪɡzamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of self-examination in English:


[mass noun]
1The study of one’s own behaviour and motivations: a period of considerable self-doubt and self-examination
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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