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{adj: analyzed} examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
"the analyzed data indicated surprising trends"
"a carefully analyzed poem can be like a dead butterfly pinned to a board"
<-> unanalyzed

{adj: bronchoscopic} of or relating to an instrument for examining the interior of the bronchi

{adj: extrospective, extroverted} not introspective; examining what is outside yourself
<-> introspective

{adj: introspective, introverted, self-examining} given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
<-> extrospective

{adj: microscopic} extremely precise with great attention to details
"examined it with microscopic care"

{adv: critically} in a critical manner
"this must be examined critically"
<-> uncritically

{adv: macroscopically} without using a microscope
"The tubes were examined macroscopically"

{adv: microscopically} by using a microscope; so as to be visible only with a microscope; as seen with a microscope
"the blood was examined microscopically"
"the seeds were microscopically small"

{adv: next} at the time or occasion immediately following
"next the doctor examined his back"

{adv: studiously} in a studious manner
"she examined the data studiously"

{n: Council of Trent} a council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 to examine and condemn the teachings of Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers; redefined the Roman Catholic doctrine and abolished various ecclesiastical abuses and strengthened the papacy

{n: DNA fingerprint, genetic fingerprint} biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases

{n: Friedman test, rabbit test} pregnancy test that involves injecting some of the woman's urine into an unmated female rabbit and later examining the ovaries of the rabbit; presence of corpora lutea indicates that the woman is pregnant

{n: Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test} a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer

{n: adverse witness, hostile witness} a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party
"a hostile witness can be asked leading questions and cross-examined"

{n: arthroscopy} a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision

{n: bronchoscope} a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes

{n: cervical smear, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear} a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells

{n: checking program} a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors

{n: colonoscope} an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum

{n: comparison, comparing} examining resemblances or differences

{n: computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography, CAT} a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

{n: contrast medium, contrast material} a substance that is opaque to x-rays; when administered it allows a radiologist to examine the organ or tissue it fills

{n: culdoscope} a specialized endoscope for visually examining a woman's pelvic organs

{n: disambiguator} (computer science) a natural language processing application that tries to determine the intended meaning of a word or phrase by examining the linguistic context in which it is used

{n: endoscope} a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery

{n: esophagoscope, oesophagoscope} an optical instrument for examining the inside of the esophagus

{n: examination, scrutiny} the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

{n: fiberscope} a flexible medical instrument involving fiber optics that is used to examine internal organs

{n: fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb} a method of examining in minute detail
"he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes"

{n: gastroscope} a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach

{n: inoculating, vaccinating} the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
"doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating"

{n: keratoscope} medical instrument to examine the cornea in order to detect irregularities in its anterior surface

{n: laparoscope} a slender endoscope inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall in order to examine the abdominal organs or to perform minor surgery

{n: laparoscopy} laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)

{n: laparotomy} surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

{n: laryngoscope} a medical instrument for examining the larynx

{n: ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book} a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
"they got a subpoena to examine our books"

{n: minuteness} great precision; painstaking attention to details
"he examined the essay with the greatest minuteness"

{n: nihil obstat} the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church

{n: ophthalmoscope} medical instrument for examining the retina of the eye

{n: otoscope, auriscope, auroscope} medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)

{n: positron emission tomography, PET} using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

{n: proctoscope} an endoscope for examining the rectum

{n: rhinoscope} medical instrument consisting of a mirror mounted at an angle on a rod; used to examine the nasal passages (through the nasopharynx)

{n: scrutineer, canvasser} someone who examines votes at an election

{n: side, face} a surface forming part of the outside of an object
"he examined all sides of the crystal"
"dew dripped from the face of the leaf"

{n: side} an extended outer surface of an object
"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"
"they painted all four sides of the house"

{n: sigmoidoscope, flexible sigmoidoscope} an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon

{n: site visit} a visit in an official capacity to examine a site to determine its suitability for some enterprise

{n: speculum} a medical instrument for dilating a bodily passage or cavity in order to examine the interior

{n: trier} one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case

{n: vermin} any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
"cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin"
"he examined the child's head for vermin"
"boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin"

{v: analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas} consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"
"analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"
"analyze your real motives"

{v: auscultate} examine by auscultation

{v: candle} examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

{v: catechize, catechise} examine through questioning and answering

{v: check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into} examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
"check the brakes"
"Check out the engine"

{v: compare} examine and note the similarities or differences of
"John compared his haircut to his friend's"
"We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

{v: cross examine, cross question} question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side
"The witness was cross-examined by the defense"

{v: demythologize, demythologise} remove the mythical element from (writings)
"the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
<-> mythologize

{v: discourse, talk about, discuss} to consider or examine in speech or writing
"The article covered all the different aspects of this question"
"The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

{v: examine, see} observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
"The customs agent examined the baggage"
"I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

{v: examine} question closely

{v: explore} examine (organs etc.) for diagnostic purposes

{v: explore} examine minutely

{v: feel, finger} examine by touch
"Feel this soft cloth!"
"The customer fingered the sweater"

{v: hear, try} examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
"The jury had heard all the evidence"
"The case will be tried in California"

{v: locate, turn up} discover the location of ; determine the place of ; find by searching or examining
"Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"
"My search turned up nothing"

{v: palpate, feel} examine (a body part) by palpation
"The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"
"The runner felt her pulse"

{v: peruse} examine or consider with attention and in detail
"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

{v: plumb} examine thoroughly and in great depth

{v: probe, dig into, poke into} examine physically with or as if with a probe
"probe an anthill"

{v: probe, examine} question or examine thoroughly and closely

{v: quiz, test} examine someone's knowledge of something
"The teacher tests us every week"
"We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

{v: re-examine} question after cross-examiniation by opposing counsel
"re-examine one's witness"

{v: review, reexamine} look at again ; examine again
"let's review your situation"

{v: scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down} examine hastily
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

{v: scan} examine minutely or intensely
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

{v: scour} examine minutely
"The police scoured the country for the fugitive"

{v: screen, screen out, sieve, sort} examine in order to test suitability
"screen these samples"
"screen the job applicants"

{v: screen, test} test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
"screen the blood for the HIV virus"

{v: screen} examine methodically
"screen the suitcases"

{v: test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay} put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"
"Test this recipe"

{v: vet} examine carefully
"Someone should vet this report before it goes out"

{v: window-shop} examine the shop windows ; shop with the eyes only

{v: x-ray} examine by taking x-rays

{v: zoom in} examine closely ; focus one's attention on
"He zoomed in on the book"


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