Definition of "testing" [test•ing]

  • To ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try (verb)
  • 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)
  • Present participle of test. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • The act of conducting a test; trialing, proving (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "testing" in a sentence
  • "Skin testing is used to confirm suspected allergens."
  • "But such testing is only skin testing; it cannot guarantee if the inner part of the item is actually gold or of the same purity."
  • "Alpha fetoprotein testing is best done 15 to 20 weeks into a pregnancy."