examiner Definition

  • 1a person who tests the knowledge or proficiency of someone in a particular subject or skill
  • 2a person who investigates something in detail

Using examiner: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "examiner" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The examiner will evaluate your language skills.

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    The examiner asked me several questions about my research.

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    The examiner found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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    The examiner concluded that the accident was caused by human error.

examiner Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with examiner

  • a public official who investigates deaths occurring under unusual or suspicious circumstances, such as homicides, accidents, or suicides


    The medical examiner determined that the cause of death was a heart attack.

  • examiner's report

    a written evaluation of a student's performance on an exam or test


    The examiner's report showed that most students struggled with the essay question.

  • examiner's comments

    written or spoken feedback provided by an examiner to a student on their performance in an exam or test


    The examiner's comments were very helpful in identifying areas where I needed to improve.

Origins of examiner

from Latin 'examinare', meaning 'to weigh, test'


Summary: examiner in Brief

An 'examiner' [ɪɡˈzæmɪnər] is a person who tests knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill, or who investigates something in detail. Examples include 'The examiner will evaluate your language skills.' and 'The examiner found no evidence of wrongdoing.' The term extends into phrases like 'medical examiner,' who investigates deaths under unusual or suspicious circumstances.

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