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Meaning of scrutiny

scru•ti•ny

Pronunciation: (skrt'n-ē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
  2. surveillance; close and continuous watching or guarding.
  3. a close and searching look.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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