Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈtest\

Medical Definition of TEST

:  a critical examination, observation, evaluation, or 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>
:  a means of testing: as a (1) :  a procedure or reaction used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent <a test for starch using iodine> (2) :  a reagent used in such a test b :  a diagnostic procedure for determining the presence or nature of a condition or disease or for revealing a change in function c :  something (as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group
:  a result or value determined by testing
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