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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scru·ti·ny /ˈskrutṇi, ˈskrutni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ti·ny n.
 1. Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
    They that have designed exactness and deep scrutiny have taken some one part of nature.   --Sir M. Hale.
 Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view
 And narrower scrutiny.   --Milton.
 2. Anc. Church An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
 3. Canon Law A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.
 4. Parliamentary Practice An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ti·ny, v. t. To scrutinize. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
           [syn: examination]
      2: a prolonged intense look