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1‘the artefacts were spread on a table for examination’
scrutiny, inspection, perusal, study, scanning, vetting, investigation, exploration, consideration, analysis, appraisal, evaluation
2‘employees are required to undergo a medical examination’
inspection, check, check-up, assessment, review, appraisal
exploration, probe, test, scan
informal going-over, once-over, overhaul
3‘there was an examination at the end of the course’
test, exam, paper, question paper, oral, practical, assessment
set of questions, set of exercises
British viva, viva voce
North American quiz
4‘the examination of witnesses in open court’
questioning, interrogation, cross-questioning, cross-examination, inquisition
the third degree
informal pumping, grilling
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