• The act of examining.
  • Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.
  • A formal test involving answering written or oral questions under a time constraint and usually without access to textbooks.
  • Interrogation, particularly by a lawyer in court or during discovery.


  • From Middle English examinacioun, from Old French examinacion, from Latin exāminātiō.
  • Morphologically examine + -ation

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