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ex•am•i•na•tion(ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən)
An exam or examination is an official test that shows your knowledge or ability in a particular subject. Exam is the word most commonly used. Examination is more formal and is used mainly in written English.
When someone takes part in an exam, you say that they take it or sit it.
Speakers of American English generally use take instead of 'sit'.
In conversation, you can also say that someone does an exam.
If someone is successful in an exam, you say that they pass it.
To pass an exam always means to succeed in it. It does not mean to take part in it.
If someone is unsuccessful in an exam, you say that they fail it.
You also say that someone passes in or fails in a particular subject.
|Noun||1.||examination - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)|
audit - a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation; "he made an audit of all the plants on his property"; "an energy efficiency audit"; "an email log audit"
autopsy, necropsy, PM, postmortem examination, post-mortem examination, postmortem, post-mortem - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
checkup, health check, medical, medical checkup, medical exam, medical examination - a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
comparing, comparison - the act of examining resemblances; "they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"
fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb - a method of examining in minute detail; "he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes"
reexamination, review, followup, follow-up - a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
going-over - a careful and thorough inspection
ophthalmoscopy - examination of the interior of an eye using an ophthalmoscope
palpation, tactual exploration - a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
gonioscopy - an examination of the front part of the eye to check the angle where the iris meets the cornea; it is used to distinguish between open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma
keratoscopy - examination of the cornea with a keratoscope to detect irregularities in its anterior surface
rhinoscopy - examination of the nasal passages (either through the anterior nares or with a rhinoscope through the nasopharynx)
scan - the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
search - boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
testing - an examination of the characteristics of something; "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
motion study, time and motion study, time study, time-and-motion study, time-motion study, work study - an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
inspection, review - a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
bank examination - an examination of the affairs and records of a bank by a state or federal bank examiner
|2.||examination - 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"|
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
bar exam, bar examination - an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction; "applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school"; "he passed the bar exam on his third try"
comp, comprehensive, comprehensive examination - an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature"
entrance exam, entrance examination - examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
litmus test - a test that relies on a single indicator; "her litmus test for good breeding is whether you split infinitives"
midterm exam, midterm examination, midterm - an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva, viva voce - an examination conducted by spoken communication
preliminary exam, preliminary examination, prelim - an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
quiz - an examination consisting of a few short questions
tripos - final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University
|3.||examination - formal systematic questioning|
catechism - a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
deposition - (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
inquisition - a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
third degree - interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
cross-examination - (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
direct examination - (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
redirect examination, reexamination - (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
interview - the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists; "my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"
debriefing - report of a mission or task
|4.||examination - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)|
|5.||examination - the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned|
our chemistry examination → nuestro examen de química
to take or sit an examination → presentarse a un examen
to take an examination in → examinarse de
oral examination → examen m oral
on examination → al examinarlo/examinarlos
to take an examination, to sit an examination (British) → passer un examen
to pass an examination → réussir un examen
They have taken away documents for examination → Ils ont emmené des documents pour examen.
to be under examination → être à l'examen
The matter is under examination → La question est à l'examen.examination paper n
examination[ɪgˌzæmɪˈneɪʃ/ən] n (Scol) → esame m; (inspection, of machine, premises) → ispezione f; (of accounts, passport, at Customs) → controllo; (of witness, suspect) → interrogatorio (Med) → visita
to take or sit an examination → sostenere or dare un esame
on examination → in seguito all'esame
the matter is under examination → la questione è all'esame