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test

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noun \ˈtest\

Medical Definition of test

  1. 1:  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>

  2. 2:  a means of testing: asa:  a procedure or reaction used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent <a test for starch using iodine>:  a reagent used in such a testb:  a diagnostic procedure for determining the presence or nature of a condition or disease or for revealing a change in functionc:  something (as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group

  3. 3:  a result or value determined by testing




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test

transitive verb

Medical Definition of test

  1. :  to subject to a test

  2. intransitive verb

  3. 1:  to undergo a test

  4. 2:  to apply a test as a means of analysis or diagnosis—used with for <test for the presence of starch>




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test

adjective

Medical Definition of test

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or constituting a test <the test environment affected the scores>

  2. 2:  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing <test substances>





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