examination


examination
examination ex‧am‧i‧na‧tion [ɪgˌzæmˈneɪʆn] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] when you look closely at something in order to see what it is like or whether it is in good condition:

• The cover-up was designed to obstruct the auditor's examination of his company's books.

• The tax department was making a routine examination of the company.

ˌregulatory examiˈnation [countable, uncountable] ECONOMICS LAW
when a government official formally looks at the activities of a company or financial institution to see that it is not doing anything illegal or wrong:

• Some banks haven't had a full regulatory examination for as long as two years.

2. [countable, uncountable] LAW when someone is formally asked questions in a court of law, after having promised to tell the truth:

• A re-investigation would involve a fresh examination of witnesses.

ˌcross-examiˈnation [countable, uncountable] LAW
when someone in a court of law is asked questions by a lawyer for the other side after being asked questions by their own lawyer. The purpose of the cross-examination is to check facts and try to find out whether the person is telling the truth:

• The prosecution finished its cross-examination on Thursday night.

• He broke down and confessed under cross-examination.

ˌpublic examiˈnation [countable]
in Britain, a meeting that is open to members of the public where someone who has become bankrupt is questioned by people who are owed money and by officials
ˌre-examiˈnation [countable, uncountable] LAW
when someone in a court of law is asked further questions by their own lawyer after the cross-examination:

• The witnesses were subject to both cross-examination and re-examinations.

3. [countable] a spoken or written test of knowledge:

• an accountancy examination

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examination UK US /ɪgˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun
[C or U] the process of checking something carefully in order to discover new information or prove particular facts: examination of sth »

The review includes a detailed examination of city records.

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close/comprehensive/careful examination

[C] (also exam) a formal test that you must pass in order to earn a particular qualification or to be allowed to do a particular job: take/pass/fail an examination »

Shortly after taking the bar examination he was offered a position at a local law firm.

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a certification/qualification/licensing examination

See also CROSS-EXAMINATION(Cf. ↑cross-examination), DIRECT EXAMINATION(Cf. ↑direct examination), EXAMINATION-IN-CHIEF(Cf. ↑examination-in-chief), RE-EXAMINATION(Cf. ↑re-examination), REGULATORY EXAMINATION(Cf. ↑regulatory examination)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
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