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Test meaning

test - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; " the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
  2. 2. determine the presence or properties of ( a substance)
  3. 3. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  4. 4. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
  5. 5. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
  6. 6. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
  7. 7. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.
  8. 8. Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
  9. 9. A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.
  10. 10. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  11. 11. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.
  12. 12. To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
  13. 13. A witness.
  14. 14. To make a testament, or will.
  15. 15. Alt. of Testa
  16. 16. A vessel in which metals are assayed; any critical trial; standard; proof.
  17. 17. To put to proof; try by a standard.

test - examples of usage

  1. Greene; but let us put the matter to the test. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. " Well," said Elmore, " you're not likely to be put to the test. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. 2660. Can you give me any particular kind of goods which you think would be a fair test of that? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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