exam etymology

English word exam comes from English examination

Detailed word origin of exam

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examination English (eng) A formal test involving answering written or oral questions under a time constraint and usually without access to textbooks.. Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.. The act of examining.
exam English (eng) (sciences) (informal) especially when meaning test or in compound terms.

Words with the same origin as exam

Descendants of examination