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  Definition of Test
  1. 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"
  2. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  3. 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"
  4. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
  5. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  6. 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"
  7. undergo a test; "She doesn''t test well"
  8. examine someone''s knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
  9. determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
  10. achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
  11. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  12. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
  13. show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
Similar Words: trial, run, mental test, mental testing, psychometric test, trial run, tryout, examination, exam, quiz, prove, try, try out, examine, essay, screen


Hyponyms: assay, clinical trial, clinical test, double blind, preclinical trial, preclinical test, preclinical phase, audition, tryout, field trial, fitting, try-on, trying on, MOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test, pilot project, pilot program, Snellen test, intelligence test, IQ test, personality test, sub-test, field test, alpha test, beta test, road test, trial balloon, bar examination, bar exam, entrance examination, entrance exam, final examination, final exam, final, litmus test, midterm examination, midterm exam, midterm, oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva, preliminary examination, preliminary exam, prelim, quiz, test paper, examination paper, exam paper, question sheet, tripos, control, verify, float, field-test


Grouped Verbs: quiz


Derivational Morphology: move, go, run, prove, try, try out, examine, essay, quiz, sample, taste, probe, examination, exam, trial, mental test, mental testing, psychometric test, testee, examinee, examiner, tester, quizzer, testing, examen, trial run, tryout, trier, attempter, essayer


Anagrams: sett, stet


Language Translations:
Albanian: provë and provim   Chinese: 考試 and 試驗  
Dutch: examen and test   Finnish: koe and testi  
French: épreuve and test   German: Examen and Probe  
Hungarian: próba and vizsga   Italian: esame and prova  
Japanese: 試験 and 実験   Korean: 검사 and 시험  
Persian: آزمایش   Portuguese: exame and prova  
Russian: проба and экзамен   Spanish: examen and prueba  
Swedish: prov   Telugu: పరీక్ష  
Turkish: sınav and test   Urdu: (imtehan)  
Vietnamese: thi  
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