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Noun: test  test
  1. A trial of something to see if or how it works
    - trial, trial run, tryout, dummy run [Brit, informal]
  2. Any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity, memory, intelligence, aptitude or personality etc
    "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"; "the mental test was standardized on a large sample of students"; "the psychometric test was standardized on a large sample of students";
    - mental test, mental testing, psychometric test
  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";
    - examination, exam
  4. The act of undergoing testing
    "he survived the great test of battle";
    - trial
  5. The act of testing something
    "in the experimental tests the amount of carbon was measured separately";
    - trial, run
  6. A hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
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: tested, tests, testing

Type of: ascertain, attempt, be, check, communicating, communication, cover, covering, determine, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], evaluate, examine, experiment, experimentation, find out, judge, learn, mental measurement, natural covering, pass judgment, score, see, submit, take, try, watch

Encyclopedia: Test, Trace, Protect