ex·am·i·na·tion /ɪgˌzæməˈneʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
2. A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the examinations. --Macaulay.
Examination in chief, or Direct examination Law, that examination which is made of a witness by a party calling him.
Cross-examination, that made by the opposite party.
Reëxamination, or Re-direct examination, Law that questioning of a witness at trial made by the party calling the witness, after, and upon matters arising out of, the cross-examination; also called informally re-direct.
Syn: -- Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny; inquisition; inspection; exploration.
n 1: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
2: 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" [syn: exam, test]
3: formal systematic questioning [syn: interrogation, interrogatory]
4: examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits) [syn: examen]
5: the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by
questions) to determine what they know or have learned