Test definition

tĕst
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.

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Treadmill Exercise Stress Test.
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A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
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A hard external covering, as that of certain amoebas, dinoflagellates, and sea urchins.
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Testament.
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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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(chemistry) A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
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A cupel.
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To subject to a test; try.

Tested the pen by scribbling on scrap paper; testing job applicants.

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Testimony.
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To be rated as the result of a test.

To test high in comprehension.

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A standard or criterion by which the qualities of a thing are tried.
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(chem.) To examine by means of a reagent or reagents.
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A basis for evaluation or judgment.
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A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination.
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Test means an exam or evaluation.

An example of test is the term for a group taking part in an exam or experiment.

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To determine the presence or properties of (a substance).
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To assay (metal) in a cupel.
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To undergo a test.
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To administer a test.

Test for acid content; test for the presence of an antibody.

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To achieve a score or rating on tests.

Tested high on the entrance exams.

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Testatrix.
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An examination, experiment, or trial, as to prove the value or ascertain the nature of something.
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An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities.

The delay was a test of our patience.

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A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial.
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A trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient.
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A positive indication obtained by it.
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To subject to a test; try.
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To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
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The hard outer covering of certain invertebrate animals, as the shell of clams.
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(obsolete) Plural form of testa.
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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.

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To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.

Test positive for the tubercle bacillus.

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An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
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Testator.
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The reagent used in the procedure.
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To refine (metal), as in a cupel.
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A hard external covering, as that of certain amoebas, dinoflagellates, and sea urchins.
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(cricket) (sometimes test) A Test match.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
test
Plural:
tests

Origin of test

  • Middle English cupel from Old French pot from Latin testū, testum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin testa shell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition