Definitions of test

  1.   an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
  2.   put to the test as for its quality or give experimental use to This approach has been tried with good results Test this recipe
  3.   a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
  4.   of the nature of or undergoing an experiment an experimental drug a pilot project a test run a trial separation
  5.   any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude etc the test was standardized on a large sample of students
  6.   examine someone's knowledge of something The teacher tests us every week We got quizzed on French irregular verbs
  7.   the act of testing something in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  8.   test or examine for the presence of disease or infection screen the blood for the HIV virus
  9.   show a certain characteristic when tested He tested positive for HIV
  10.   the act of undergoing testing he survived the great test of battle candidates must compete in a trial of skill
  11.   a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
  12.   trying something to find out about it a sample for ten days free trial a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  13.   undergo a test She doesn't test well
  14.   achieve a certain score or rating on a test She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
  15.   any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc the test was standardized on a large sample of students
  16.   determine the presence or properties of a substance
  17.   A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement
  18.   Examination or trial by the cupel hence any critical examination or decisive trial as to put a man's assertions to a test
  19.   Means of trial as absence is a test of love
  20.   That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness a touchstone a standard
  21.   Discriminative characteristic standard of judgment ground of admission or exclusion
  22.   Judgment distinction discrimination
  23.   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
  24.   To refine as gold or silver in a test or cupel to subject to cupellation
  25.   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
  26.   To examine or try as by the use of some reagent as to test a solution by litmus paper
  27.   A witness
  28.   To make a testament or will
  29.   Alt of Testa
  30.   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
  31.   To put to the proof to try to find a particular substance in as to test rice for starch to compare with a standard
  32.   Tester
  33.   1 To try a substance to prove to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents 2 A method of examination to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease as the tuberculin test or the presence or absence of some substance in any of the fluids or excretions of the body as a test for albumin or sugar in the urine 3 A substance used in making a test a reagent 4 Testa For tests not included in the following list see under reaction and under the name of the inventor of the test
  34.   Application of an agent for investigation purposes as to its value
  35.   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
  36.   To put to proof to examine critically
  37.   A vessel in which metals are assayed any critical trial standard proof
  38.   To put to proof try by a standard
  39.   To try by experiment prove
  40.   To attest
  41.   An experiment to determine the true character of something
  42.   A trial
  43.   A criterion or standard
  44.   A shell
  45.   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
  46.   To prove the truth or genuineness of by experiment to try to refine gold or silver by certain processes
  47.   To attest and date
  48.   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
  49.   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
  50.   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
  51.   The shell or hardened outer covering of Crustaceans and other invertebrates

Quotes of test

  1. All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them – Erma Bombeck
  2. Keep up appearances there lies the test The world will give thee credit for the rest – Charles Churchill
  3. We're looking at Earth science observing our planet Also space science looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth Also looking at life science And on a human level using ourselves as test subjects – Laurel Clark
  4. It is not the beauty of a building you should look at its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time – David Allan Coe
  5. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character It is easy we think to be loyal to a family and clan whose blood is in your own veins – Charles Alexander Eastman
  6. I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage Physical courage is a great test – Oriana Fallaci
  7. In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test Students are told to get out their notes and open their books There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help – William Glasser
  8. The double hundred Fowler hit in the Madras Test was an absolute beauty – David Gower
  9. To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause find out if he abides criticism – Franz Grillparzer
  10. This is a do -it -yourself test for paranoia you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault – Robert M. Hutchins
  11. Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little This reconciliation package fails that test as well – Patrick J. Kennedy
  12. Test fast fail fast adjust fast – Thomas J. Peters
  13. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. Valor is a gift Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes – Carl Sandburg
  15. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses – Diane Wood

Usage examples for test

  1. Well put it to the test urged Jimsy ” – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  2. The best test of whether your love for an outside person is of the right kind is does it make you pleasanter at home – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  3. When will she be ready to test out – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  4. The test was very great – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. Put my knowledge to the test sir rejoined Lambert ” – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  6. Soon it would be time to test that theory but the time had not yet come – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  7. If I wished to test a man's taste and knowledge in the art of painting I would take him to the English Art Club and listen for one or two minutes to what he had got to say – Modern Painting by George Moore
  8. So he'd made a test – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  9. There were two more test operations both successful – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  10. It was evidently a test case with Alicia and one glance at her determined face convinced Dolly that she would never be forgiven if she failed to do this thing – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  11. Perhaps they looked on it as a sort of test – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  12. God intended more by it than to test faith – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  13. He had first taught this duty He would make it the test of all duty at the last day – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  14. And what is the test – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  15. In every case we shall find that we come back to the same test – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  16. This is the test of us ” – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  17. “ I don't want to preach but I want to test things for myself – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. “ To pass a test is one thing – Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  19. They were to test and try him as they had tested and tried many others before him – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. Habit with him was all the test of truth 'It must be right I've done it from my youth – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown

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