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Noun: testing  te-sting
  1. The act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
    "they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
     
  2. An examination of the characteristics of something
    "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
     
  3. The act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
    - examination
Verb: test  test
  1. Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    "Test this recipe";
    - prove, try, try out, examine, essay, trial
     
  2. Check for the presence of disease or infection
    "test the blood for the HIV virus";
    - screen
     
  3. Examine someone's knowledge of something
    "The teacher tests us every week";
    - quiz
     
  4. Show a certain characteristic when tested
    "He tested positive for HIV"
     
  5. Achieve a certain score or rating on a test
    "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
     
  6. Determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
     
  7. Undergo a test
    "She doesn't test well"

Derived forms: testings

Type of: ascertain, be, check, determine, evaluate, examination, examine, experiment, experimentation, find out, investigating, investigation, judge, learn, pass judgment, score, scrutiny, see, submit, take, watch

Encyclopedia: Testing, adjusting, balancing

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