part of speech: noun

definition 1: the act of examining; inspection.

  • The mechanic’s examination of my car showed that it needed new tires.

synonyms: inspection, investigation, study

definition 2: a test of skill used to see how much a person knows or can do.

  • Before you can become a lawyer, you must pass a legal examination.

synonyms: exam, test

derivation: examinational (adj.)