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NOUN (2)

1. a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);
[syn: examen, examination]

2. a critical study (as of a writer's work);

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Examen \Ex*a"men\, n. [L., the tongue of a balance, examination; for exagmen, fr. exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: cf. F. examen. See Exact, a.] Examination; inquiry. [R.] "A critical examen of the two pieces." --Cowper. [1913 Webster]