stress test


Definition of stress test

: an electrocardiographic test of heart function before, during, and after a controlled period of increasingly strenuous exercise (as on a treadmill)

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Adding Horford adds another layer of complexity to the five-man stress test. Rob Mahoney,, "Adding Al Horford Jump-Starts the Latest Sixers Reinvention," 1 July 2019 But a partisan Parc des Princes will be the ultimate stress test for the US' weakest links because France too possess players of world-class caliber. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "France vs. USA: 'A magnificent showcase' for the Women's World Cup," 28 June 2019 Gray’s initial stress test came in the opening inning, when a single and a walk led to a jam. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies use clutch start by Jon Gray, David Dahl’s long ball to beat Giants in series opener," 24 June 2019 Experts said some changes to the parameters of the stress tests, which the financial industry has complained about since they were implemented in the wake of the financial crisis, were warranted. NBC News, "Banks are acing their 'stress tests' — but that's not necessarily a good thing," 21 June 2019 Randal Quarles, the Fed’s vice chair for supervision, said regulatory tools such as bank stress tests, capital buffers and liquidity requirements appear to be better suited for ensuring the soundness of the financial system. ... Paul Kiernan, WSJ, "Fed’s Quarles: Regulatory Tools Better Suited Than Interest Rates to Promote Financial Stability," 30 May 2019 Under one possible compromise, the Fed might stop ramping up the difficulty of the stress tests, while activating the new capital buffer. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Federal Reserve Considers a New Tool to Avert Crises," 9 Sep. 2018 Banks to report earnings on the heels of stress tests. New York Times, "Moguls Rub Shoulders in Idaho, and China Releases Trade Numbers," 8 July 2018 All the biggest American banks passed this round of the stress tests for the first time last year. New York Times, "Court to Rule on Mandatory Union Fees, and U.S. May Restrict Chinese Investment," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of stress test

1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stress test

: a test to show how strong something is especially : a medical test to show how strong and healthy your heart is during a period of exercise

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Medical Definition of stress test

: an electrocardiographic test of heart function before, during, and after a controlled period of increasingly strenuous exercise (as on a treadmill)

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