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Definitions of test

  1. an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of the nature of or undergoing an experiment; "an experimental drug"; "a pilot project"; "a test run"; "a trial separation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. undergo a test; "She doesn't test well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. determine the presence or properties of (a substance) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Judgment; distinction; discrimination. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A witness. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To make a testament, or will. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Alt. of Testa Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Proof; a close examination or a decisive trial; as, he stood the test; means of proving strength or worth; in chemistry, an experiment for discovering the presence of any substance in a compound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To put to the proof; to try to find a particular substance in; as, to test rice for starch; to compare with a standard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Tester. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. 1. To try a substance, to prove, to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents, 2. A method of examination to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease, as the tuberculin test; or the presence or absence of some substance in any of the fluids or excretions of the body, as a test for albumin or sugar in the urine. 3. A substance used in making a test, a. reagent. 4. Testa. (For tests not included in the following list, see under reaction and under the name of the inventor of the test.). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  34. Application of an agent for investigation purposes as to its value. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  35. A pot in which metals are tried and refined: any critical trial: means of trial: (chem.) anything used to distinguish substances or detect their presence, a reagent: standard: proof: distinction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To put to proof: to examine critically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. A vessel in which metals are assayed; any critical trial; standard; proof. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To put to proof; try by a standard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To try by experiment; prove. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To attest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. An experiment to determine the true character of something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A criterion or standard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A large cupel, or a vessel in which metals are melted for trial and refinement; examination by the cupel; any critical trial and examination; trial; means of trial; a standard; judgment; distinction; a substance employed to detect any unknown constituent of a compound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To prove the truth or genuineness of by experiment; to try; to refine gold or silver by certain processes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To attest and date. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. The vessel in which a metal is tried; any critical trial or examination; anything used to distinguish substances, or to detect their presence; standard; criterion; proof. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. To bring to a trial and examination; to compare with a standard; to prove by experiment; to put to the proof; to refine, as gold or silver, by means of the test. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. An oath which military and civil officers were obliged to take against Popery under the celebrated Test Act, repealed in 1828; an oath or affirmation generally. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. The shell or hardened outer covering of Crustaceans and other invertebrates. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  51. [Latin] The shell or hardened outer covering of Crustaceans and other invertebrates (zool.). na
  52. A set of questions to be answered or problems to be solved, used as a means to measure a person's knowledge, aptitude, skill, intelligence, etc.; in school settings, synonymous with examination or exam; as, an intelligence test. Also used attributively; as a test score, test results. dictgcide_fs
  53. To administer a test{8} to (someone) for the purpose of ascertaining a person's knowledge or skill; especially, in academic settings, to determine how well a student has learned the subject matter of a course of instruction. dictgcide_fs
  54. test, n. a pot in which metals are tried and refined: any critical trial: means of trial: (chem.) anything used to distinguish substances or detect their presence, a reagent: standard: proof: distinction: a witness, testimony: the hard covering of certain animals, shield, lorica.--v.t. to put to proof: to examine critically.--ns. TEST'-P[=A]'PER, a bibulous paper saturated with some chemical compound that readily changes colour when exposed to certain other chemicals; TEST'-PLATE, a white plate or tile on which to try vitrifiable colours by heat: a glass plate with a series of finely ruled lines used in testing the resolving power of microscopic objectives; TEST'-TUBE, a cylinder of thin glass closed at one end, used in testing liquids.--n.pl. TEST'-TYPES, letters or words in type of different sizes for testing the sight.--TEST ACTS, acts meant to secure that none but rightly affected persons and members of the established religion shall hold office--especially those of 1673 and 1685. [O. Fr. test--L. testa, an earthen pot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. test, v.t. to attest legally and date.--v.i. to make a will.--adj. TES'TABLE, capable of being given by will, capable of witnessing. [Fr. tester--L. test[=a]ri, to testify.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. [Latin] A trial or examination; especially, a specific means for determining the presence or absence of a given condition, or, in chemical manipulations, of a given substance; an operation or process attended with a distinctive reaction. na
  57. [Latin] A reagent; a substance producing a distinctive reaction; as baryta is a T. for sulphuric acid. Test-paper, a paper impregnated with a chemical reagent and used in inducing a chemical reaction; e. g., litmus-paper and papers used in testing for albumin and glucose in the urine. Test-solution, a standardized solution of a chemical reagent used in testing. Test-tube, a thin-walled glass tube, closed at one end, used for heating small quantities of liquid and conducting chemical reactions with small amounts of the reagents. Test-type, letters of uniform size and shape, used in testing the sharpness of vision. The most used are Snellen’s, which are block letters drawn to scale, so as to be just distinguishable at a given distance (each then subtending an angle of 5 minutes); and Jager’s (mostly employed for testing at neat points), which are letters of ordinary form and arbitrarily selected size. na
  58. Critical examination or trial of person\'s or thing\'s qualities, as has stood (undergone) the successive tt. of poverty and riches, must put it to the t.; a t. case (serving to show the principle involved); means of so examining, standard for comparison or trial, circumstances suitable for this, as success is not a fair t.; ground of admission or rejection, as is excluded by our t.; (Chem.) reagent, substance employed to reveal presence of an ingredient in a compound, as galls are a t. of or for iron; movable hearth in reverberation furnace used in separating silver from lead; T. Act (of 1672, requiring all persons before holding office to take the t., i.e. the oaths of supremacy and allegiance or equivalent t.; repealed in 1828); t.-glass, -mixer, -paper, -tube, (for tt. or other chem. purposes. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. Put to the test, make trial of, (person, thing, quality); try severely, tax, (one\'s powers of endurance &c.); refine (metal); (Chem.) examine by means of reagent. Hence testable a., tester n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Shell, hard covering, of some animals. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. t.-match, one of the matches in a crickettour &c. that are to count towards the total result. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. An examination or trial. American pocket medical dictionary.
  63. A chemical reaction or reagent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  64. A trial or experiment made for ascertaining some particular fact or condition; also the substance employed in such an experiment. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  65. See testa. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  66. [L.] A cupel (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  67. n. [French, Latin] A cupel in which metals are melted for trial refinement ;-examination by the cupel; hence, any critical trial and examination;- means of trial;- that with which any thing is compared for proof of its genuineness; a standard ;-ground of admission or exclusion ;-judgment : distinction; discrimination; a substance employed to detect any unknown constituent of a compound, by causing it to exhibit some characteristic property; a re-agent. Cabinet Dictionary

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