- The act of examining.
- 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
- Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.
- A formal test involving answering written or oral questions under a time constraint and usually without access to textbooks.
act of examining
inspection by a doctor