Synonyms of examination
1 inspectionDictionary • They have taken the documents away for examination.
inspection • A routine inspection of the vessel turned up 50 kg of the drug.
study • the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history
research • His groundbreaking research will be vital in future developments.
trial • They have been treated with drugs in clinical trials.
review • a review on the training and education of over-16s
survey • He sniffed the perfume she wore, then gave her a quick survey.
investigation • He ordered an investigation into the affair.
analysis • They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
consideration • He said there should be careful consideration of the company's future role.
observation • careful observation of the movement of the planets
going-over (informal) • Michael was given a complete going-over and was diagnosed with hay fever.
scrutiny • His private life came under media scrutiny.
perusal • a quick perusal of the situations-vacant column
2 checkupDictionary • a routine medical examination (medicine)
exploration • an exploration of Celtic mythology
check • He is being constantly monitored with regular checks on his blood pressure.
3 examDictionary • accusations of cheating in school examinations
exam • He failed his maths exam and had to retake it.
test • High levels of dioxin were confirmed by scientific tests.
paper • the applied mathematics paper
assessment • He was referred to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.
quiz • Man faces quiz over knife death.
evaluation • Evaluation is standard practice for the training course.
appraisal • Self-appraisal is never easy.
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analysisAnalysis is the scientific process of examining something in order to find out what it consists of.
• They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
appraisalIf you make an appraisal of something, you consider it carefully and form an opinion about it.
• Self-appraisal is never easy.
sizing up (informal),
sizing up (informal),
assayAn assay is a test of a substance to find out what chemicals it contains. It is usually carried out to find out how pure a substance is.
Thesaurus for examination from the Collins English Thesaurus