Definition for Scrutiny

scrutiny, n. [L. 'to examine, to search even to the rags'.] (webplay: measures, minute).

  1. Close study; examination; ability to distinguish.
  2. Observation; watch; surveillance.
  3. Aloof examination; impartial study; disinterested perusal; uninvolved browsing.
  4. Estimation; calculation; assessment; comprehensibility; recognition.
  5. Investigation; inspection.
  6. Analysis; attention; evaluation; judgment.

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