'Examining' definitions:

Definition of 'Examining'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Examine well your own thoughts. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • Examine their counsels and their cares. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • The offenders that are to be examined. --Shak.
  • Syn: To discuss; debate; scrutinize; search into; investigate; explore. See Discuss. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Examining'

  • Examining \Ex*am"in*ing\, a. Having power to examine; appointed to examine; as, an examining committee. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'examining'

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