Test meaning

tĕst
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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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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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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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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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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A hard external covering, as that of certain amoebas, dinoflagellates, and sea urchins.
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A basis for evaluation or judgment.
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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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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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To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.

Test positive for the tubercle bacillus.

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Testimony.
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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 set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination.
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To refine (metal), as in a cupel.
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To subject to a test; try.
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To examine by means of a reagent or reagents.
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To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
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To be rated as the result of a test.

To test high in comprehension.

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The hard outer covering of certain invertebrate animals, as the shell of clams.
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Testament.
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Treadmill Exercise Stress Test.
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(cricket) (sometimes test) A Test match.
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(obsolete) Plural form of testa.
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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