Definition of "tests" [tests]

  • 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)
  • Plural form of test. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of test. (verb)

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Use "tests" in a sentence
  • "The cost of all the equipment needed to perform the tests is around $250,000, but each test would cost only $350 to $550."
  • "The original basis for this hypothesis was a series of tests from the US Army after WWII."
  • "The wife of one of my colleagues teaches first grade here; they start working on the kids to pass standardized tests from the begining of first grade."