S1 [ıgˈzæm] n
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: examination]
1.) a spoken or written test of knowledge, especially an important one
At the end of each level, you take an exam .
pass/fail an exam
Did you pass the exam?
He failed the school's entrance exam .
chemistry/French etc exam
How did you do in your exams ?
the stresses of final exams
The exam results will be posted up tomorrow.
oral/written exam
Drivers have to take a written exam as part of their tests.
sit an exam
(=take an exam) BrE formal
He'll sit his exams next summer.
2.) AmE the paper on which the questions for an exam are written
Do not open your exams until I tell you.
3.) AmE a set of medical tests
an eye exam

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