preliminary examination

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Noun1.preliminary examination - an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
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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I look to you to keep in touch with the others and make a preliminary examination of Boyle.
I cannot inform you, but you will be duly acquainted with the reasons that have rendered such a step necessary at the preliminary examination.
Preliminary examinations showed that she was well advanced for a girl of her years, and she was soon a happy member of a class of girls and boys her own age.
After arrival at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, the child was admitted to the intensive care unit for heart disease for children where he underwent a preliminary examination and then, a two-phase treatment plan was prescribed.
In this regard, she pointed out that a preliminary examination in Palestine is also running its course, following the lodging of an article 12(3) declaration by the Government of Palestine and accession to the Rome Statute earlier this year.
Preliminary examination of the scene suggested he was not wearing a helmet, police said.
After preliminary examination of evidence and accused persons, ECP has rescheduled the hearing of Akbar Khan Matta and two councilors from Manshera for 3rd November 2015.
The hospital informed the police after a preliminary examination revealed that he died of drug overdose.
The report could serve as a road map for the preliminary examination already underway by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor.
On June 25th, 2015, the State of Palestine will officially present an initial batch of information to the International Criminal Court in order to assist with its preliminary examination into crimes committed on the territory of the occupied State, including East Jerusalem, since June 13 2014.
Booking of Exam Centers for Preliminary Examination at Chandigarh, Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bhopal (14 Cities across India).
The office went on: "The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues.

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