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Definition of "test" [test]

  • 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. (noun)
  • A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability. (noun)
  • A basis for evaluation or judgment: "A test of democratic government is how Congress and the president work together” ( Haynes Johnson). (noun)
  • Chemistry A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained. (noun)
  • Chemistry A reagent used to cause or promote such a change. (noun)
  • To ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To carry out an examination on (a substance, material, or system) by applying some chemical or physical procedure designed to indicate the presence of a substance or the possession of a property (verb)
  • To achieve a specified result in a test (verb)
  • To put under severe strain (verb)
  • A method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing (noun)
  • A series of questions or problems designed to test a specific skill or knowledge (noun)
  • A standard of judgment; criterion (noun)
  • A chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc (noun)
  • A chemical reagent used in such a procedure (noun)
  • The result of the procedure or the evidence gained from it (noun)
  • A declaration or confirmation of truth, loyalty, etc; oath (noun)
  • Performed as a test (noun)

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Use "test" in a sentence
  • "Posted Yesterday, 11: 26 pm possible debugging - var test = "imageurl" + TLSTimeInSeconds; alert ( "Looking for:" +test);"
  • "Create a folder named test that contains two files one named. _test.txt and test. txt on OSX and copy to an SMB share on W2k3."
  • "Class - goodmorning mr. jonas Joe - * holds up a stack of papers* were gonna start today with a science test Class - * all groan* Joe - oh stop it, its not that hard * hands out the tests* remember, if u have any questions, raise ur hands. you have 45 minutes to do this, so enjoy * sits at his desk/looks at nick* Nick - * looks up at him/mouths* evil Joe - * mouths back* I love you Nick - * blushes/starts his test* ~Right Before Lunch~ Nick -"