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3 definitions found
 for Examining
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Examining \Ex*am"in*ing\, a.
     Having power to examine; appointed to examine; as, an
     examining committee.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Examine \Ex*am"ine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Examined; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Examining.] [L. examinare, examinatum, fr. examen,
     examinis: cf. F. examiner. See Examen.]
     1. To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully
        with a view to discover the real character or state of; to
        subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the
        purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of
        examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a
        cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search
        into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a
        ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a
        proposition, theory, or question.
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              Examine well your own thoughts.       --Chaucer.
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              Examine their counsels and their cares. --Shak.
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     2. To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test
        by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit
        testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a
        bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.
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              The offenders that are to be examined. --Shak.
  
     Syn: To discuss; debate; scrutinize; search into;
          investigate; explore. See Discuss.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "examining":
     analytic, examinational, examinatorial, explorational, explorative,
     exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, groping, heuristic, indagative,
     inspectional, inspectorial, investigational, investigative,
     investigatory, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic
  
  

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