Definitions for test

Definitions for (noun) test

Main entry: trial, test, run

Definition: the act of testing something

Usage: in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Main entry: test, trial

Definition: the act of undergoing testing

Usage: he survived the great test of battle; candidates must compete in a trial of skill

Main entry: mental test, mental testing, psychometric test, test

Definition: any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc

Usage: the test was standardized on a large sample of students

Main entry: test

Definition: a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

Main entry: trial, trial run, tryout, test

Definition: trying something to find out about it

Usage: a sample for ten days free trial; a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

Main entry: test, exam, examination

Definition: a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

Usage: when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

Definitions for (verb) test

Main entry: test

Definition: undergo a test

Usage: She doesn't test well

Main entry: quiz, test

Definition: examine someone's knowledge of something

Usage: The teacher tests us every week; We got quizzed on French irregular verbs

Main entry: test

Definition: determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

Main entry: test

Definition: achieve a certain score or rating on a test

Usage: She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools

Main entry: try, try out, test, prove, essay, examine

Definition: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

Usage: This approach has been tried with good results; Test this recipe

Main entry: test, screen

Definition: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

Usage: screen the blood for the HIV virus

Main entry: test

Definition: show a certain characteristic when tested

Usage: He tested positive for HIV

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