Definition of examiner in English:

examiner

noun

  • 1A person whose job is to inspect something; an inspector:

    ‘a police vehicle examiner’
    • ‘The review also said all ride examiners must be accredited centrally.’
    • ‘A latent fingerprint examiner must then review the list for a final determination.’
    • ‘Patent examiners at the PTO review the application.’
    • ‘He said he had not been informed of the medical examiner's homicide determination.’
    • ‘The students pooled in their available money, which came to Rs.150 and offered this money to the ticket examiners as penalty.’
    • ‘Even so, the scale of the medical examiner's effort in New York is nearly impossible to grasp.’
    • ‘Such guidelines should be developed by patent examiners in conjunction with public health experts.’
    • ‘The results were verified by Cleave Baxter, one of the most respected polygraph examiners himself.’
    • ‘In addition, consensus among examiners who consecutively evaluate the same patient is difficult to achieve.’
    • ‘Basically, the polygraph examiner ruled that he couldn't get a reading because I was so tired.’
    • ‘Wood's attorney has said the medical examiner is required to consider all new evidence.’
    • ‘A sleeping child is ideal, and some examiners even use a sedative to facilitate this.’
    • ‘An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, according to the city medical examiner.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Montana board of medical examiners said Braun was issued a medical license in that state in June.’
    • ‘To assess encoding, the examiner asked the child to describe what happened in the story.’
    • ‘Soon after, bank examiners shut down the bank.’
    • ‘Today, as a flight examiner, I administer emergency procedure evaluations.’
    • ‘Hip flexion strength is best tested with the patient in a sitting position, lifting against the examiner's hand.’
    • ‘Alaskan officials took the remains to Anchorage for inspection by the state medical examiner.’
    • ‘The hop sampler and merchants examiner took a handful of hops to look at the colour.’
    tester, questioner, interviewer, assessor, marker, inspector
    auditor, analyst, appraiser, reviewer
    arbiter, adjudicator, judge, scrutineer, scrutinizer
    examinant, scrutinator
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  • 2A person who sets and marks exams to test people's knowledge or proficiency:

    ‘exams are marked by external examiners’
    • ‘The oral examination is traditionally an unstructured face to face session with the examiners.’
    • ‘By the time it reaches an examiner, they explained, several layers of privilege have coated a middle class child's coursework.’
    • ‘For example, in my case one examiner was unsure why I had used a certain metric.’
    • ‘I saw my name on the list of candidates who had satisfied the examiners in the final examinations.’
    • ‘I recall once being at an oral examination with Harry as external examiner.’
    • ‘The fact that I already had a doctor's degree, just like the examiners sitting in judgment, gave me the assurance I needed.’
    • ‘Examiners then asked the participants to solve a series of "meaning insight" problems.’
    • ‘A written response to the report is sent to the external examiner within three months of receipt.’
    • ‘Stand-in examiners have been drafted in to supervise the 28 tests carried out each day at the centre.’
    • ‘Currently exam centres have to hand in coursework on paper to be "moderated" by examiners.’
    • ‘Examiners who have previously assessed a student are not assigned to be an examiner for that student.’
    • ‘This is basically an oral defence of her thesis; a combination of debriefing and discussion with her examiners.’
    • ‘Examiners expect the results, which will be released to schools on Thursday, to show a pass rate of more than 96 %.’
    • ‘Toward the end of my grilling, one examiner pointedly asked me how much time I had in that particular type of plane.’
    • ‘You need to justify your approach - don't assume the examiners share your views.’
    • ‘The examiner ensured that the participants understood the directions and instructions prior to commencement.’
    • ‘Examiners have also complained about lower standards of literacy.’
    • ‘Examiners want to read the students' own understandings in response to their question.’
    • ‘Edexcel can provide assistance in selecting potential examiners for Edexcel courses.’
    • ‘In the sentence repetition subtest, the child repeats verbatim sentences that the examiner reads aloud.’

Pronunciation:

examiner

/ɪɡˈzamɪnə/