(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. test; midterm, final; physical [examination], exam (inf.). See inquiry.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of seeking evidence]
Syn. search, research, survey, inspection, investigation, inquiry, scrutiny, observation, inquisition, checking, check, exploration, reconnaissance, scan, analysis, review, audit, study, questioning, testing, overhaul, testing program, quest, inquest, probe, test, perusal, trial, cross-examination, catechism, polygraphy, third degree*, grilling*, the eye*, once-over*.
2. [A formal test]
Syn. test, exam*, experiment, review, questionnaire, battery, quiz, final, midterm, comprehensive, examination, comps*, makeup*, take-home*, tryout*, blue book*, prelims*, orals*, writtens*; see also test 1 .
3. [A medical examination]
Syn. checkup, exam*, physical examination, physical, work-up, testing, exploratory examination, self-examination, autopsy, biopsy, scan, medical*; see also test 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
exam, test, inspection, analysis, scrutiny, study, investigation, checkup, probe, review, survey, *once-over, assessment, quiz, questionnaire.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of examining carefully: check, checkup, inspection, perusal, scrutiny, study, view. Informal: going-over. See INVESTIGATE. 2. A close or systematic study: analysis, inspection, investigation, review, survey. See INVESTIGATE. 3. A medical inquiry into a patient's state of health: checkup, exam. See INVESTIGATE. 4. A set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill: catechism, catechization, exam, quiz, test. See INVESTIGATE.

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