noun Date: 1647 1. a reflective examination (as of one's beliefs or motives) ; introspection 2. examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease

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  • self-examination — self examining, adj. /self ig zam euh nay sheuhn, self /, n. 1. examination into one s own state, conduct, motives, etc. 2. Med. examination of one s body for signs of illness or disease: breast self examination. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Self-examination — Self ex*am i*na tion, n. An examination into one s own state, conduct, and motives, particularly in regard to religious feelings and duties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-examination — self ex·am·i·na·tion ig .zam ə nā shən n examination of one s body esp. for evidence of disease <regular self examination for early detection of breast cancer> …   Medical dictionary

  • self-examination — [self′ig zam΄ə nā′shən] n. examination or study of one s own qualities, thoughts, conduct, motives, etc.; analysis of oneself; introspection …   English World dictionary

  • self-examination — ► NOUN 1) the study of one s behaviour and motivations. 2) the examination of one s body for signs of illness …   English terms dictionary

  • self-examination — index introspection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-examination — 1) N UNCOUNT: also a N Self examination is thought that you give to your own character and actions, for example in order to judge whether you have been behaving in a way that is acceptable to your own set of values. The events in Los Angeles have …   English dictionary

  • self-examination — n. 1) to do, make a self examination 2) a frank, honest self examination * * * [ˌselfɪgzæmɪ neɪʃ(ə)n] make a self examination a frank. honest self examination to do …   Combinatory dictionary

  • self-examination — UK / US noun Word forms self examination : singular self examination plural self examinations 1) [uncountable] the process of thinking about your feelings and actions and deciding whether they are right or wrong 2) [countable/uncountable] the… …   English dictionary

  • self-examination — self′ examina′tion n. 1) examination into one s own state, motives, etc 2) med examination of one s body for signs of illness or disease …   From formal English to slang

  • self-examination — self exami nation n [U] 1.) careful thought about whether your actions and your reasons for them are right or wrong 2.) the practice of checking parts of your body for early signs of some illnesses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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