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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Pap test, Socratic method, airing, analysis, anatomic diagnosis, appraisal, article, asking, assessment, assize, audition, biological diagnosis, biopsy, blue book, bringing into question, buzz session, canvassing, catechetical method, catechism, catechization, catechizing, causerie, challenge, change of venue, checkout, clinical diagnosis, colloquium, conference, consideration, contemplation, court-martial, cross-examination, cytodiagnosis, debate, debating, deliberation, descant, diagnosis, dialectic, dialogue, differential diagnosis, digital examination, discourse, discussion, dispute, disquisition, dissertation, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, enquiry, essay, etude, exam, examen, exchange of views, excursus, exploration, exposition, eyeball inspection, feature, final, final examination, first approach, forum, going-over, great go, grilling, hearing, homily, honors, inquest, inquiring, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, interpellation, interrogation, introductory study, investigation, joint discussion, jury trial, laboratory diagnosis, logical analysis, logical discussion, lucubration, mammography, memoir, midsemester, midterm, mistrial, monograph, morceau, note, ocular inspection, open discussion, open forum, oral, oral examination, outline, overhaul, overhauling, overview, pandect, panel discussion, paper, paragraph, perlustration, perusal, physical diagnosis, physical examination, piece, postmortem diagnosis, prelim, preliminary study, probe, probing, prolegomenon, pumping, quality control, querying, questioning, quiz, quizzing, rap, rap session, research, research paper, review, run-through, scan, screed, scrutiny, search, seeking, seminar, serodiagnosis, sketch, smear, special article, study, survey, symposium, take-home examination, term paper, test, testing, the eye, theme, thesis, third degree, town meeting, tract, tractate, treatise, treatment, trial, trial by jury, tripos, urinalysis, uroscopy, ventilation, vetting, visitation, visual examination, viva, work-up, written, written examination
Dictionary Results for examination:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
         [syn: examination, scrutiny]
    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: examination, exam,
    3: formal systematic questioning [syn: interrogation,
       examination, interrogatory]
    4: a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by
       Jesuits) [syn: examen, examination]
    5: the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by
       questions) to determine what they know or have learned [syn:
       examination, testing]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Test \Test\, n. [OE. test test, or cupel, potsherd, F. t[^e]t,
   from L. testum an earthen vessel; akin to testa a piece of
   burned clay, an earthen pot, a potsherd, perhaps for tersta,
   and akin to torrere to patch, terra earth (cf. Thirst, and
   Terrace), but cf. Zend tasta cup. Cf. Test a shell,
   Testaceous, Tester a covering, a coin, Testy,
   1. (Metal.) A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious
      metals are melted for trial and refinement.
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            Our ingots, tests, and many mo.       --Chaucer.
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   2. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical
      examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's
      assertions to a test. "Bring me to the test." --Shak.
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   3. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
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            Each test every light her muse will bear. --Dryden.
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   4. That with which anything is compared for proof of its
      genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
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            Life, force, and beauty must to all impart,
            At once the source, and end, and test of art.
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   5. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment;
      ground of admission or exclusion.
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            Our test excludes your tribe from benefit. --Dryden.
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   6. Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
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            Who would excel, when few can make a test
            Betwixt indifferent writing and the best? --Dryden.
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   7. (Chem.) A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish
      any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as
      the production of some characteristic precipitate; also,
      the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the
      ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a
      white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of
      some soluble barium salt.
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   8. A set of questions to be answered or problems to be
      solved, used as a means to measure a person's knowledge,
      aptitude, skill, intelligence, etc.; in school settings,
      synonymous with examination or exam; as, an
      intelligence test. Also used attributively; as a test
      score, test results.

   Test act (Eng. Law), an act of the English Parliament
      prescribing a form of oath and declaration against
      transubstantiation, which all officers, civil and
      military, were formerly obliged to take within six months
      after their admission to office. They were obliged also to
      receive the sacrament according to the usage of the Church
      of England. --Blackstone.

   Test object (Optics), an object which tests the power or
      quality of a microscope or telescope, by requiring a
      certain degree of excellence in the instrument to
      determine its existence or its peculiar texture or

   Test paper.
      (a) (Chem.) Paper prepared for use in testing for certain
          substances by being saturated with a reagent which
          changes color in some specific way when acted upon by
          those substances; thus, litmus paper is turned red by
          acids, and blue by alkalies, turmeric paper is turned
          brown by alkalies, etc.
      (b) (Law) An instrument admitted as a standard or
          comparison of handwriting in those jurisdictions in
          which comparison of hands is permitted as a mode of
          proving handwriting.

   Test tube. (Chem.)
      (a) A simple tube of thin glass, closed at one end, for
          heating solutions and for performing ordinary
      (b) A graduated tube.
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   Syn: Criterion; standard; experience; proof; experiment;

   Usage: Test, Trial. Trial is the wider term; test is a
          searching and decisive trial. It is derived from the
          Latin testa (earthen pot), which term was early
          applied to the fining pot, or crucible, in which
          metals are melted for trial and refinement. Hence the
          peculiar force of the word, as indicating a trial or
          criterion of the most decisive kind.
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                I leave him to your gracious acceptance, whose
                trial shall better publish his commediation.
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                Thy virtue, prince, has stood the test of
                Like purest gold, that tortured in the furnace,
                Comes out more bright, and brings forth all its
                weight.                           --Addison.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Examination \Ex*am`i*na"tion\, n. [L. examinatio: cf. F.
   1. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a
      careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by
      study or experiment.
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   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.
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            He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the
            examinations.                         --Macaulay.
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   Examination in chief, or Direct examination (Law), that
      examination which is made of a witness by a party calling

   Cross-examination, that made by the opposite party.

   Re["e]xamination, 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

   Syn: Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny;
        inquisition; inspection; exploration.
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4. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
EXAMINATION, crim. law. By the common law no one is bound to accuse himself. 
Nemo tenetur prodere seipsum. In England, by the statutes of Philip and 
Mary, (1 & 2 P. & M. c. 13; 2 & 3 P. & M. c. 10,) the principles of which 
have been adopted in several of the United States, the justices before whom 
any person shall be brought, charged with any of the crimes therein 
mentioned, shall take the examination of the prisoner, as well is that of 
the witnesses, in writing, which the magistrates shall subscribe, and 
deliver to the officer of the court where the trial is to be had. The 
signature of the prisoner, when not specially required by statute, is not 
indispensable, though it is proper to obtain it, when it can be obtained. 1 
Chit. Cr. Law, 87; 2 Leach, Cr. Cas. 625. 
     2. It will be proper to consider, 1. The requisites of such 
examination. 2. How it is to be proved. 3. Its effects. 
     3.-1. It is required that it should, 1st. Be voluntarily made, 
without any compulsion of any kind; and, 2d. It must be reduced to writing. 
1st. The law is particularly solicitous to let the prisoner be free in 
making declarations in his examination; and if the prisoner has not been 
left entirely free, or did not consider himself to be so, or if he did not 
feel at liberty wholly to decline any explanation or declaration whatever, 
the examination is not considered voluntary, and the writing cannot be read 
in evidence against him, nor can parol evidence be received of what the 
prisoner said on the occasion. 5 C. & P. 812; 7 C. & P. 177; 1 Stark. R. 
242; 6 Penn. Law Journ. 120. The prisoner, of course, cannot be sworn, and 
make his statement under oath. Bull. N. P. 242; 4 Hawk. P. C. book 2, c. 46, 
Sec. 37; 4 C. & P. 564. 2a. The statute requires that the examination shall 
be reduced to writing, or so much as may be material, and the law presumes 
the magistrate did his duty and took down all that was material. Joy on 
Conf. 89-92; 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 227. The prisoner need not sign the 
examination so reduced to writing, to give it validity; but, if being asked 
to sign it, he absolutely refuse, it will be considered incomplete. 2 Stark. 
R. 483; 2 Leach, Cr. Cas. 627, n. 
    4.-2. The certificate of the magistrate is conclusive evidence of the 
manner in which the examination was conducted. 7 C. & P. 177; 9 C. & P. 124; 
1 Stark. R. 242. Before it can be given in evidence, its identity must be 
proved, as well as the identity of the prisoner. When the prisoner has 
signed the examination, proof of his handwriting is sufficient evidence that 
he has read it; but if he has merely made his mark, or not signed it at all, 
the magistrate or clerk must identify the prisoner, and prove that the 
writing was duly read to him, and that he assented to it. l Greenl. Ev. Sec. 
520; 1 M. & Rob. 395. 
    5.-3. The effect of such an examination, when properly taken and 
proved, is sufficient to found a conviction. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 216. 

5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
EXAMINATION, practice. The interrogation of a witness, in order to ascertain 
his knowledge as to the facts in dispute between parties. When the 
examination is made by the party who called the witness, it is called an 
examination in chief. When it is made by the other party, it is known by the 
name of cross-examination. (q.v.) 
     2. The examination is to be made in open court, when practicable; but 
when,: on account of age, sickness, or other cause, the witness cannot be so 
examined, then it may be made before authorized commissioners. In the 
examination in chief the counsel cannot ask leading questions, except in 
particular cases. Vide Cross-examination; Leading question. 
     3. The laws of the several states require the private examination of a 
feme covert before a competent officer, in order to pass her title to her 
own real estate or the interest she has in that of her husband: as to the 
mode in which this is to be done, see Acknowledgment. See, also, 3 Call, R. 
394; 5 Mason's R. 59; 1 Hill, R. 110; 4 Leigh, R. 498; 2 Gill & John. 1; 3 
Rand. R. 468 1 Monr. R. 49; 3 Monr. R. 397; 1 Edw. R. 572; 3 Yerg. R. 548 1 
Yerg. R. 413 3 J. J. Marsh. R. 241 2 A. K. Marsh. R. 67; 6 Wend. R. 9; 1 
Dall. 11, 17; 3 Yeates, R. 471; 8 S. & R. 299; 4 S. & R. 273. 

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