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Definition of scrutiny noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1careful and thorough examination synonym inspection
  2. 2 Her argument doesn't really stand up to scrutiny. Foreign policy has come under close scrutiny recently. The documents should be available for public scrutiny. The situation is bound to come under the scrutiny of the public health authorities.
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