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
The proposals are still under examination.
The issues need further examination.
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