ex‧am‧i‧na‧tion S3 W2
1 [countable] formalSE a spoken or written test of knowledge, especially an important one [= exam]:
The examination results will be announced in September.
He's already taken the entrance examination.
2 [uncountable and countable] the process of looking at something carefully in order to see what it is like
examination of
a detailed examination of population statistics
under examination
The proposals are still under examination.
The issues need further examination.
on examination
On closer examination the vases were seen to be cracked.
3MH [countable] a set of medical tests:
All patients had a complete physical examination.
A post-mortem examination (=an examination on a dead body) showed that he died from head injuries.
4 [uncountable and countable] lawSCL the process of asking questions to get specific information, especially in a court of law

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