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Examination

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Examen is Latin for the needle indicator of a balance. To examine is to watch the indicator, so as to adjust the balance.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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