comprehensive examination

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Noun1.comprehensive examination - an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature"
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
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We passed through Alfred Inglethorp's room, and Poirot delayed long enough to make a brief but fairly comprehensive examination of it.
In 1939 and 1964, more than half of the institutions required a thesis or comprehensive examination for a bachelor's degree.
A survey of chemistry -- billed as the first comprehensive examination of the field in 20 years--recommends a doubling of federal funding of basic chemical research.
We also take this opportunity to implement a comprehensive examination of laundry equipment, bicycle and storage facilities, and basement floors and walls.
As the Legislative Analyst's Office concluded, it is past time for a comprehensive examination of HOV lanes.
In a comprehensive examination of every significant influence in Descartes's life, Gaukroger insightfully explores Descartes's exposure to and appropriation of his philosophical, theological and scientific heritage from Plato to Mersenne.
ITT Rayonier and International Paper reached the decision to close after a comprehensive examination of strategic alternatives.
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The complete text of the fifth edition is also available on a companion website, along with an all-new 130-question comprehensive examination.
Strausbaugh's recognition that popular culture is neither absolutely racist nor politically correct allows him to make a comprehensive examination of this uncomfortable subject.
It is grossly unprofessional and ethically questionable for a doctor to assess anyone's medical status without both a comprehensive examination and the medical records.
Dayton Haskin's book is a comprehensive examination of the historical and cultural specificity of renaissance hermeneutics, particularly concerning the ways in which Milton approached the biblical text.

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