Definitions of test

  1. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  2. 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.
  3. To put to the proof; to try to find a particular substance in; as, to test rice for starch; to compare with a standard.
  4. To put to proof: to examine critically.
  5. To put to proof; try by a standard.
  6. To try by experiment; prove.
  7. To attest.
  8. To make a testament, or will.
  9. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  10. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; " screen the blood for the HIV virus"
  11. show a certain characteristic when tested; " He tested positive for HIV"
  12. undergo a test; " She doesn't test well"
  13. achieve a certain score or rating on a test; " She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
  14. To prove the truth or genuineness of by experiment; to try; to refine gold or silver by certain processes.
  15. To attest and date.
  16. To bring to a trial and examination; to compare with a standard; to prove by experiment; to put to the proof; to refine, as gold or silver, by means of the test.
  17. an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
  18. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude etc; " the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
  19. the act of undergoing testing; " he survived the great test of battle"; " candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  20. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
  21. trying something to find out about it; " a sample for ten days free trial"; " a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  22. determine the presence or properties of ( a substance)
  23. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  24. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
  25. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
  26. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
  27. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.
  28. Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
  29. 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.
  30. Alt. of Testa
  31. Proof; a close examination or a decisive trial; as, he stood the test; means of proving strength or worth; in chemistry, an experiment for discovering the presence of any substance in a compound.
  32. Tester.
  33. A pot in which metals are tried and refined: any critical trial: means of trial: ( chem.) anything used to distinguish substances or detect their presence, a reagent: standard: proof: distinction.
  34. A vessel in which metals are assayed; any critical trial; standard; proof.
  35. An experiment to determine the true character of something.
  36. A trial.
  37. A criterion or standard.
  38. A large cupel, or a vessel in which metals are melted for trial and refinement; examination by the cupel; any critical trial and examination; trial; means of trial; a standard; judgment; distinction; a substance employed to detect any unknown constituent of a compound.
  39. The vessel in which a metal is tried; any critical trial or examination; anything used to distinguish substances, or to detect their presence; standard; criterion; proof.
  40. An oath which military and civil officers were obliged to take against Popery under the celebrated Test Act, repealed in 1828; an oath or affirmation generally.
  41. The shell or hardened outer covering of Crustaceans and other invertebrates.
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