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Definitions of test

  1. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. To put to proof: to examine critically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To put to proof; try by a standard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To try by experiment; prove. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To attest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To make a testament, or will. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV" 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. 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.
  16. To attest and date. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. 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.
  18. an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. determine the presence or properties of (a substance) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Judgment; distinction; discrimination. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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
  32. Alt. of Testa Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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.
  34. Tester. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. A vessel in which metals are assayed; any critical trial; standard; proof. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. An experiment to determine the true character of something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A criterion or standard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.

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Usage examples for test

  1. If I wished to test a man's taste and knowledge in the art of painting I would take him to the English Art Club and listen for one or two minutes to what he had got to say. – Modern Painting by George Moore
  2. There were two more test operations, both successful. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
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