- Test means an exam or evaluation.
An example of test is the term for a group taking part in an exam or experiment.
- The definition of a test is an examination or an evaluation.
An example of test is the written and driving exams given before issuing a driver's license.
- Test is defined as to participate in or administer an exam or evaluation.
An example of test is to give students 50 multiple choice questions on history and then grade them.
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- Archaic cupel (sense )
- an examination, experiment, or trial, as to prove the value or ascertain the nature of something
- a method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
- a standard or criterion by which the qualities of a thing are tried
- an oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
- an event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities: the delay was a test of our patience
- a set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
- a trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient
- the reagent used in the procedure
- a positive indication obtained by it
Origin: ME, a cupel from OFr, a pot, cupel from Classical Latin testum, earthen vessel from testa, piece of burned clay, shell from Indo-European base an unverified form tekth-, to weave, join from source Sanskrit tašta, cup, Glassical Greek tektōn, carpenter: mod. meaning from use of the cupel inch(es) examining metals
- to refine (metal), as in a cupel
- to subject to a test; try
- Chem. to examine by means of a reagent or reagents
- to give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.: usually with for[to test for blood sugar]
- to be rated as the result of a test: to test high in comprehension
- testable adjective
Origin: L testa: see test
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- A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial: a test of one's eyesight; subjecting a hypothesis to a test; a test of an athlete's endurance.
- A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
- A basis for evaluation or judgment: “A test of democratic government is how Congress and the president work together” (Haynes Johnson).
- Chemistry a. A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.b. A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.c. A positive result obtained.
- A cupel.
- To subject to a test; try: tested the pen by scribbling on scrap paper; testing job applicants.
- a. To determine the presence or properties of (a substance).b. To assay (metal) in a cupel.
- To undergo a test.
- To administer a test: test for acid content; test for the presence of an antibody.
- To achieve a score or rating on tests: tested high on the entrance exams.
- To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test: test positive for the tubercle bacillus.
Origin: Middle English, cupel, from Old French, pot, from Latin testū, testum.
- testˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- testˈa·ble adjective
Origin: Latin testa, shell.
- a. testatorb. testatrix
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- A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; an examination, or experiment.
- A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
- A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.
- To subject to a test; try.
- To determine the presence or properties of a substance.
- To administer a test.
- To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.