test bed

noun

Definition of test bed

: a vehicle (such as an airplane) used for testing new equipment (such as engines or weapons systems) broadly : any device, facility, or means for testing something in development

Examples of test bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar clean energy test bed facilities also exist in California’s CalTestBed and South Carolina’s Dominion Energy Innovation Center. Daniel T. Schwartz, Scientific American, 24 Aug. 2021 Mercedes-Benz has been using motorsports as a test bed for innovative technology for over a century, and this era is no different. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Generally speaking, a test bed is a facility for testing, building and demonstrating new technologies. Daniel T. Schwartz, Scientific American, 24 Aug. 2021 The PureWater Lab also serves as a test bed for improved water technologies and processes. Luke Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Aug. 2021 Until humans reach Mars, the space station serves as a test bed for a multitude of technologies and resources needed for long-term missions in deep space, the researchers said. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 Mar. 2021 Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mobility test bed engineer. Paul Best, Fox News, 6 Mar. 2021 Instead, the platform transformed into a test bed for supersonic flight as the XB-70A Valkyrie, which created a lot of useful data regarding Mach 3 flight. Thomas E. Stimson, Popular Mechanics, 11 Feb. 2021 Every school that reopened became a largely unmonitored test bed of the dynamics of viral transmission in indoor spaces. Sandra Upson, Wired, 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of test bed

1914, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2021

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“Test bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test%20bed. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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