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    test - Dictionary definition and meaning for word test

    Definition
    (noun) trying something to find out about it
    Synonyms : trial , trial run , tryout
    Example Sentence
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
    Definition
    (noun) any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    Example Sentence
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students
    Definition
    (noun) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    Synonyms : exam , examination
    Example Sentence
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
    Definition
    (noun) the act of undergoing testing
    Synonyms : trial
    Example Sentence
    • he survived the great test of battle
    • candidates must compete in a trial of skill
    Definition
    (noun) the act of testing something
    Synonyms : run , trial
    Example Sentence
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
    Definition
    (noun) a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins Definition
    (verb) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    Synonyms : essay , examine , prove , try , try out
    Example Sentence
    • This approach has been tried with good results
    • Test this recipe
    Definition
    (verb) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
    Synonyms : screen
    Example Sentence
    • screen the blood for the HIV virus
    Definition
    (verb) examine someone's knowledge of something
    Synonyms : quiz
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher tests us every week
    • We got quizzed on French irregular verbs
    Definition
    (verb) show a certain characteristic when tested
    Example Sentence
    • He tested positive for HIV
    Definition
    (verb) achieve a certain score or rating on a test
    Example Sentence
    • She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
    Definition
    (verb) determine the presence or properties of (a substance) Definition
    (verb) undergo a test
    Example Sentence
    • She doesn't test well
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