exam vs examination what difference

what is difference between exam and examination

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæm/, /ɛɡˈzæm/

Noun

exam (plural exams)

  1. (informal) Clipping of examination, especially when meaning test or in compound terms.

Derived terms

Verb

exam (third-person singular simple present exams, present participle examming or examing, simple past and past participle exammed or examed)

  1. (sciences) Shortened form of examine
    • doi=10.1371/journal.pone.0135795
      Thin sections were stained with lead citrate and then examed using 1200EX electron microscope (JEOL, Tokyo, Japan).

Anagrams

  • AmEx, Amex

French

Noun

exam m (plural exams)

  1. (informal) Short for examen.


English

Etymology

From Middle English examinacioun, from Old French examinacion, from Latin exāminātiō.
Morphologically examine +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: ex‧am‧i‧na‧tion

Noun

examination (countable and uncountable, plural examinations)

  1. The act of examining.
  2. Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.
  3. A formal test involving answering written or oral questions under a time constraint and usually without access to textbooks.
  4. Interrogation.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • examine

Translations

Anagrams

  • exanimation

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