What does test mean?

Definitions for test
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word test.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, trial run, test, tryoutnoun

    trying something to find out about it

    "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

  2. test, mental test, mental testing, psychometric testnoun

    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"

  3. examination, exam, testnoun

    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. test, trialnoun

    the act of undergoing testing

    "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

  5. test, trial, runnoun

    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"

  6. testverb

    a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

  7. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essayverb

    put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

  8. screen, testverb

    test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

  9. quiz, testverb

    examine someone's knowledge of something

    "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

  10. testverb

    show a certain characteristic when tested

    "He tested positive for HIV"

  11. testverb

    achieve a certain score or rating on a test

    "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"

  12. testverb

    determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

  13. testverb

    undergo a test

    "She doesn't test well"

Wiktionary

  1. testnoun

    A challenge.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  2. testnoun

    An examination, given often during the academic term.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  3. testnoun

    A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  4. testnoun

    A Test match.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  5. testnoun

    The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  6. testverb

    To challenge.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  7. testverb

    To administer or assign an examination that is given often during the academic term.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  8. testverb

    To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  9. testverb

    To be shown to be by test.

    He tested positive for cancer.

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

  10. Testnoun

    (sometimes test) a Test match

    Etymology: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testnoun

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

  2. Testnoun

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

  3. Testnoun

    means of trial; as, absence is a test of love

  4. Testnoun

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

  5. Testnoun

    discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion

  6. Testnoun

    judgment; distinction; discrimination

  7. Testnoun

    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

  8. Testverb

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

  9. Testverb

    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

  10. Testverb

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

  11. Testnoun

    a witness

  12. Testverb

    to make a testament, or will

  13. Testnoun

    alt. of Testa

Freebase

  1. Test

    A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics. A test may be administered orally, on paper, on a computer, or in a confined area that requires a test taker to physically perform a set of skills. Tests vary in style, rigor and requirements. For example, in a closed book test, a test taker is often required to rely upon memory to respond to specific items whereas in an open book test, a test taker may use one or more supplementary tools such as a reference book or calculator when responding to an item. A test may be administered formally or informally. An example of an informal test would be a reading test administered by a parent to a child. An example of a formal test would be a final examination administered by a teacher in a classroom or an I.Q. test administered by a psychologist in a clinic. Formal testing often results in a grade or a test score. A test score may be interpreted with regards to a norm or criterion, or occasionally both. The norm may be established independently, or by statistical analysis of a large number of participants. A standardized test is any test that is administered and scored in a consistent manner to ensure legal defensibility. Standardized tests are often used in education, professional certification, psychology, the military, and many other fields.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Test

    test, v.t. to attest legally and date.—v.i. to make a will.—adj. Tes′table, capable of being given by will, capable of witnessing. [Fr. tester—L. testāri, to testify.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. test

    1. Real users bashing on a prototype long enough to get thoroughly acquainted with it, with careful monitoring and followup of the results. 2. Some bored random user trying a couple of the simpler features with a developer looking over his or her shoulder, ready to pounce on mistakes.Judging by the quality of most software, the second definition is far more prevalent. See also demo.

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Entomology

  1. Test

    the secretionary covering of Coccidae, and especially such as are waxy, horny or glassy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'test' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #912

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'test' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1194

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'test' in Nouns Frequency: #248

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'test' in Verbs Frequency: #298

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of test in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of test in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of test in a Sentence

  1. Michael Petrilli:

    These states are simply playing games. They’re not even pretending to make an effort to test students, and the Biden administration is letting them get away with it.

  2. Teresa Taylor:

    I think that grief is misunderstood. It's more than just you're not pregnant again or another negative test. There's a whole emotional side to it.

  3. Nicholas Lucena:

    It was a good test. They are one of the top five teams in the world, they're the future of this sport.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    We could go to certain states right now that have virtually no problem or a very small problem. We don't have to test the entire state in the middle west, or wherever they may be. We don't have to test the entire state. I think it's ridiculous. We don't have to do it, a lot of those states could go back right now, and they probably will because at some point in the not-too-distant future, certain states are going to come off the rolls.

  5. Song Young-gil:

    It's not urgent, the more urgent critical thing is how we can prevent (North Korean) nuclear testing, the sixth test.

Images & Illustrations of test

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Translations for test

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  • اختبار, امتحانArabic
  • provarCatalan, Valencian
  • test, testovat, zkouškaCzech
  • prøveDanish
  • Test, Examen, Prüfung, ProbeGerman
  • δοκιμάζω, δοκιμή, εξέταση, θέτω υπό δοκιμασία, εξετάζω, διαγώνισμα, δοκιμασίαGreek
  • ekzamenoEsperanto
  • probar, test, testear, prueba, examen, examinarSpanish
  • تست, آزمایشPersian
  • testata, tentti, haastaa, käyttökoe, koetus, järjestää, koestaa, testi, koe, kuoriFinnish
  • mettre à l'épreuve, examen, épreuve, tester, testFrench
  • tástáil, scrúdúIrish
  • feuchainn, feuch, dearbhadhScottish Gaelic
  • מבחןHebrew
  • चुनौती, परीक्षा, परीक्षणHindi
  • vizsgál, vizsgáztat, vizsgálat, kihív, vizsga, vizsgázik, teszt, próba, tesztelHungarian
  • ujiIndonesian
  • verifica, testare, esame, prova, testItalian
  • מִבְחָןHebrew
  • 試練, テストする, テスト, 検査, 試験, 実験, 試すJapanese
  • 시험, 테스트, 試驗, 검사Korean
  • testLatin
  • ProufLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ujianMalay
  • test, proef, examenDutch
  • testNorwegian
  • sprawdzian, testPolish
  • teste, exame, testar, provaPortuguese
  • probă, examen, testRomanian
  • контрольная работа, тестировать, протестировать, экзамен, тест, испытание, проба, испытывать, испытатьRussian
  • prova, proa, probaSardinian
  • provimi, prova, provë, provimAlbanian
  • provning, dugga, tentamen, tenta, prov, test, testaSwedish
  • jaribio, majaribioSwahili
  • சோதனைTamil
  • పరీక్షTelugu
  • สอบ, ทดสอบThai
  • test, sınav, deneme, ÖlçekTurkish
  • тестUkrainian
  • ٹیسٹUrdu
  • thi, kiểm tra, thử nghiệmVietnamese
  • פּרובירןYiddish
  • 測試Chinese

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