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Test (IPA: /ˈtɛst/)


Test (n.)

A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.

Test (n.)

Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.

Test (n.)

Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.

Test (n.)

That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.

Test (n.)

Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.

Test (n.)

Judgment; distinction; discrimination.

Test (n.)

A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.

Test (v. t.)

To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.

Test (v. t.)

To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.

Test (v. t.)

To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.

Test (n.)

A witness.

Test (v. i.)

To make a testament, or will.

Test (n.)

Alt. of Testa

Test

Procedure for measuring a subject's ability

Test

Command-line utility

Test

Way of checking something for quality or attributes

Test

Hard shell of some spherical marine animals, notably sea urchins and microorganisms such as testate foraminiferans, radiolarians, and testate amoebae

Test

Scientific article published in Nature

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Blood running down her face] I have to go home. I've got a big physics test tomorrow." - Disturbing Behavior

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to the Russians searching for him as they leave him at a nuclear test site] Sure, great! Don't wait for me!" - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization." - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true." - Arthur C. Clarke

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And took for truth the test of ridicule." - George Crabbe


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