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Translation of examination in Spanish:


  • 1 countable [formal] (Sch, Univ) to take o (in British English also) sit an examination
    dar or hacer or (Southern Cone) rendir or (Mexico) tomar un examen
    examinarse (Spain)
    to pass an examination
    aprobar or pasar or (Urug tb) salvar un examen
    to fail an examination
    reprobar or (Spain) suspender or (Urug) perder un examen
    a history examination
    un examen de historia
    (before noun) examination board
    comisión (feminine) examinadora (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable or uncountable (of witness)
    Example sentences
    • At the Inquest examination of witnesses will bring out more evidence and detail.
    • Generally speaking, judges have broad powers in directing the examination of witnesses.
    • He has the same powers as the court in respect of the attendance and the examination of witnesses and the production of documents.

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