from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An examination; an investigation.
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- n. examination; inquiry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Examination; inquiry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Examination; disquisition; inquiry; scrutiny.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a critical study (as of a writer's work)
- n. a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
Latin exāmen, a weighing out; see examine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, the tongue of a balance, examination; for exagmen, from exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: compare French examen. See exact. (Wiktionary)