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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);
[syn: examination, scrutiny]

2. a prolonged intense look;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrutiny \Scru"ti*ny\, n. [L. scrutinium, fr. scrutari to search carefully, originally, to search even to the rags, fr. scruta trash, trumpery; perhaps akin to E. shred: cf. AS. scrudnian to make scrutiny.] 1. Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation. [1913 Webster] They that have designed exactness and deep scrutiny have taken some one part of nature. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view And narrower scrutiny. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc. Church) An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day. [1913 Webster] 3. (Canon Law) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written. [1913 Webster] 4. (Parliamentary Practice) An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrutiny \Scru"ti*ny\, v. t. To scrutinize. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrutiny": analysis, attention to detail, audit, check, close study, contemplation, eagle eye, enquiry, examination, exploration, eye, eyeball inspection, fascinated attention, finicalness, finickiness, fixed regard, harping, inquiry, inspection, investigation, look-in, meticulous attention, minute attention, ocular inspection, overhaul, overhauling, overview, perlustration, perusal, probe, probing, quality control, rapt attention, review, run-through, scan, sifting, special consideration, strict attention, study, surveillance, survey, tab, the eye, undivided attention, unrelenting attention, vetting, view, visitation, visual examination, watch




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