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n. close examination, inspection; examining look, searching look

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Scrutiny (French: scrutin; Late Latin: scrutinium; from scrutari, meaning "those who search through piles of rubbish in the hope of finding something of" and originally from the Latin "scruta," meaning "broken things, rags, or rubbish."). In Roman times, the "scrutari" of cities and towns were those who laboriously searched for valuables amidst the waste and cast-offs of others. The modern English "scrutiny" is derived from this root, indicating a careful examination or inquiry (often implying the search for a hidden mistake, misstatement, or incongruity).

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Noun
1. the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
(synonym) examination
(hypernym) investigation, investigating
(hyponym) audit
(derivation) size up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutinise
2. a prolonged intense look
(hypernym) look, looking, looking at
(derivation) size up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutinise


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scrutiny
n. prozkoumání; prohlédnutí

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Rzecz. badanie szczegółowe; pod dokładną kontrolą


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