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test

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noun \ˈtest\

Definition of test

  1. 1a chiefly British :  cupelb (1) :  a critical examination, observation, or evaluation :  trial; specifically :  the procedure of submitting a statement to such conditions or operations as will lead to its proof or disproof or to its acceptance or rejection <a test of a statistical hypothesis> (2) :  a basis for evaluation :  criterionc :  an ordeal or oath required as proof of conformity with a set of beliefs

  2. 2a :  a means of testing: as (1) :  a procedure, reaction, or reagent used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent (2) :  something (as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group b :  a positive result in such a test

  3. 3 :  a result or value determined by testing

  4. 4 :  test match



Origin of test

Middle English, vessel in which metals were assayed, potsherd, from Anglo-French test, tees pot, Latin testum earthen vessel; akin to Latin testa earthen pot, shell


First Known Use: 14th century


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test

adjective

Definition of test

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a test

  2. 2 :  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing <a test group> <test data>



1687

First Known Use of test

1687


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test

verb

Simple Definition of test

  • : to use a set of questions or problems to measure someone's skills, knowledge, or abilities

  • : to examine a part of the body or a substance taken from the body

  • : to examine a small amount of water, soil, air, etc., in order to see if its quality is good, if it contains a dangerous substance, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of test

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to put to test or proof :  try —often used with out

    2. 2 :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    3. intransitive verb
    4. 1a :  to undergo a testb :  to be assigned a standing or evaluation on the basis of tests <tested positive for cocaine> <the cake tested done>

    5. 2 :  to apply a test as a means of analysis or diagnosis —used with for <test for mechanical aptitude>

    testability play \ˌtes-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
    testable play \ˈtes-tə-bəl\ adjective
    test the waters also test the water
    1. :  to make a preliminary test or survey (as of reaction or interest) before embarking on a course of action

    Examples of test in a sentence

    1. Weekly quizzes will test your understanding of the material.

    2. The students will all be tested again at the end of the school year.

    3. The school nurse will be testing students' hearing next week.

    4. She tested positive for AIDS.

    5. The water gets tested regularly.



    1748

    First Known Use of test

    1748


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    test

    noun

    Definition of test

    1. :  an external hard or firm covering (as a shell) of many invertebrates (as a foraminifer or a mollusk)



    Origin of test

    Latin testa shell


    First Known Use: circa 1842


    Test

    abbreviation

    Definition of Test

    1. Testament





    TEST Defined for Kids

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    test

    play
    noun \ˈtest\

    Definition of test for Students

    1. 1 :  a set of questions or problems by which a person's knowledge, intelligence, or skills are measured

    2. 2 :  a means of finding out the nature, quality, or value of something <… she told me about the illness that was the true test of her bravery. — Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game>



    History for test

    The English word test first meant “a small bowl used in analyzing metals.” It came from a Latin word testum that meant “a bowl or pot made of clay.” The bowl called a test was used to examine things. That is why the word test came to mean “examination.”


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    test

    play
    verb

    Definition of test for Students

    testedtesting

    1. 1 :  to measure a person's knowledge, intelligence, or skills

    2. 2 :  to find out the nature, quality, or value of something





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