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- short for viva voce
- ‘My supervisor informs me that my paper looks fine to submit and informs me the date of my first-year viva.’
- ‘They are made over a course of preparation, of examination, of vivas, of evaluation, of letters, of assessments.’
- ‘But it was the viva which frightened me to death.’
- ‘To decide his fate, he would have to face a viva, a personal interview with the examiners.’
- ‘The project viva turned out to be smooth sailing.’
- ‘I recall going for my anatomy viva in June 1964, at the end of my first year at Cambridge.’
- ‘The clinical assessors studied 50 case records culled randomly from the past six months' activity, and on the second day I had a two hour viva on selected records.’
- ‘From a personal point of view the case note viva was the most traumatic part as I learnt that I can make simple mistakes that I would not expect a junior doctor to make.’
- ‘Anyway, I managed to squeeze into my exam suit and, in between feeds, nip over to the royal college to do my vivas.’
- ‘I would love to be able to tell the story of my viva, but can't.’
- ‘Our readers should know he cut a fine figure in subfusc on his way to his viva.’
- ‘Now, after long years, they meet again in California, where she has just walked out of her viva, and he has finished a stint as a visiting professor.’
- ‘He submitted his thesis ‘Compound Verb in Bengali’ in 1975 and appeared for the viva.’
- ‘He was said to be the ‘ablest historian of his year’, but he had failed to get a first, and seemed now to be acting out some endless redemptive viva.’
- ‘‘Sorry about the poor performance in the viva,’ I said.’
- ‘When performance assessment did occur, as in specialty certification, the traditional viva dominated.’
Subject (someone) to an oral examination.‘facing them sat the youth who was being vivaed’
A cry of ‘viva’ as a salute or cheer.‘the vivas of the crowd greeted the ship as it returned to port’
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