Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun examination

5 senses of examination

Sense 1
examination, scrutiny -- (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))
       => investigation, investigating -- (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

Sense 2
examination, exam, 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")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 3
interrogation, examination, interrogatory -- (formal systematic questioning)
       => questioning, inquiring -- (a request for information)

Sense 4
examen, examination -- (a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits))
       => introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination -- (the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct)

Sense 5
examination, testing -- (the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned)
       => investigation, investigating -- (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

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