- 1 [Educ] exam, examination [formal], test (AmE) examen oral/escrito oral/written exam hacer or (CS) dar un examen to take an exam rendir examen [formal] to take o (BrE) sit an exam aprobar or (esp AmL) pasar or (Ur) salvar un examen to pass an exam o a test nos puso un examen muy difícil he set us a very difficult exam no se presentó al examen she did not take o (BrE) sit the exam
- 2 (análisis, reconocimiento) efectuaron un detallado examen del área they carried out a detailed search of the area realizaron un minucioso examen de la situación they carried out an in-depth study of the situation someter algo a examen to subject sth to examination [formal], to examine sth
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Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.