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the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
"they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
an examination of the characteristics of something
"there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
The act of conducting a test; trialing, proving
An examination (exam or evaluation) or test is an educational assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics (e.g., beliefs). A test may be administered verbally, on paper, on a computer, or in a predetermined area that requires a test taker to demonstrate or perform a set of skills. Tests vary in style, rigor and requirements. There is no general consensus or invariable standard for test formats and difficulty. Often, the format and difficulty of the test is dependent upon the educational philosophy of the instructor, subject matter, class size, policy of the educational institution, and requirements of accreditation or governing bodies. A test may be administered formally or informally. An example of an informal test is a reading test administered by a parent to a child. A formal test might be a final examination administered by a teacher in a classroom or an IQ 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 test may be developed and administered by an instructor, a clinician, a governing body, or a test provider. In some instances, the developer of the test may not be directly responsible for its administration. For example, Educational Testing Service (ETS), a nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, develops standardized tests such as the SAT but may not directly be involved in the administration or proctoring of these tests.
the act of testing or proving; trial; proof
the operation of refining gold or silver in a test, or cupel; cupellation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tes′ting, n. the act of trying for proof: the operation of refining gold and silver: chemical analysis.—Testing clause, in a Scotch deed, the last clause which narrates when and where the parties signed the deed, before what witnesses, by whose hand written, &c.
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Rank popularity for the word 'testing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4608
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Rank popularity for the word 'testing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4193
Rank popularity for the word 'testing' in Nouns Frequency: #1852
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The numerical value of testing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of testing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of testing in a Sentence
Ultimately, we're doing more testing, I think, than probably any of the governors even want.
So if someone has been exposed in your orbit or in your circle, or has been infected, you don't have to assume everybody has it. Do continue to do things like wearing masks around people or testing.
Issues such as testing potential jurors, social distancing considerations during jury assembly, voir dire, jury deliberations and many others are being considered.
Going back to that concept of the wisdom of crowds, you're getting a response that may actually be closer to reality than confirmed testing, and that is just absolutely fascinating.
Whether or not we'll ask people to stay home, whether or not the testing centers will close, that will be based on what we see and what we're told tomorrow, but for right now, we're going to proceed to a, let's say, a normal workday schedule tomorrow.
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