Webster 1913 Edition
examinatio: cf. F.
The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification;
examinationof a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry
He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the
Syn. – Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny; inquisition; inspection; exploration.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of examining; a careful search or inquiry, with a view to discover truth or the real state of things; careful and accurate inspection of a thing and its parts; as an examination of a house or a ship.
2.Mental inquiry; disquisition; careful consideration of the circumstances or facts which relate to a subject or question; a view of qualities and relations, and an estimate of their nature and importance.
3.Trial by a rule or law.
4.In judicial proceedings, a careful inquiry into facts by testimony; an attempt to ascertain truth by inquiries and interrogatories; as the examination of a witness or the merits of a cause.
5.In seminaries of learning, an inquiry into the acquisitions of the students, by questioning them in literature and the sciences, and by hearing their recitals.
6.In chimistry and other sciences, a searching for the nature and qualities of substances, by experiments; the practice or application of the docimastic art.