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Definition 1: the act of testing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
  • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of test ) activity planned as a test or trial

"they funded a pilot project in six states"

(... is a kind of test ) a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes

(... is a kind of test ) putting clothes on to see whether they fit

(... is a kind of test ) a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving

(... is a kind of test ) a test of the suitability of a performer

(... is a kind of test ) a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial

(... is a kind of test ) a test procedure in which the identity of those receiving the intervention is concealed from both the administrators and the subjects until after the test is completed; designed to reduce or eliminate bias in the results

(... is a kind of test ) a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use

(... is a kind of test ) a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

(... is a kind of test ) a test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart

Definition 2: any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc - [noun denoting act]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions

(... is a kind of test ) a psychometric test of intelligence

"they used to think that intelligence is what an intelligence test tests"

(... is a kind of test ) any test that is intended to assess personality

(... is a kind of test ) one of a battery of related tests

Definition 3: the act of undergoing testing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 4: a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins - [noun denoting animal]

(test is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Definition 5: trying something to find out about it - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) the testing of an idea

"it was an experiment in living" "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"

(... is a kind of test ) a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used

(... is a kind of test ) (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer

(... is a kind of test ) (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization

(... is a kind of test ) a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy

(... is a kind of test ) a test of public opinion

Definition 6: a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of test ) a written examination

(... is a kind of test ) an examination consisting of a few short questions

(... is a kind of test ) an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue

(... is a kind of test ) an examination conducted by spoken communication

(... is a kind of test ) an examination administered in the middle of an academic term

(... is a kind of test ) a test that relies on a single indicator

"her litmus test for good breeding is whether you split infinitives"

(... is a kind of test ) an examination administered at the end of an academic term

(... is a kind of test ) examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies

(... is a kind of test ) an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge

"she took her comps in English literature"

(... is a kind of test ) an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction

"applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school" "he passed the bar exam on his third try"

(... is a kind of test ) final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University

Definition 7: undergo a test - [verb of cognition]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She doesn't test well

(test is a kind of ...) accept or undergo, often unwillingly

"We took a pay cut"

(test has a similar meaning as ...) examine someone's knowledge of something

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

(test has a similar meaning as ...) achieve a certain score or rating on a test

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

Definition 8: examine someone's knowledge of something - [verb of communication]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) question closely

(test has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a test

"She doesn't test well"

Definition 9: determine the presence or properties of (a substance) - [verb of communication]

(test is a kind of ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

Definition 10: achieve a certain score or rating on a test - [verb of competition]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(test is a kind of ...) get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

"She scored high on the SAT" "He scored a 200"

(test has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a test

"She doesn't test well"

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This approach has been tried with good results
  • Test this recipe

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of test ) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

(... is a kind of test ) circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with

"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"

(... is a kind of test ) test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used

"The Army field tested the new tanks"

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen the blood for the HIV virus

Synonyms for test in the sense of this definition

(test is a kind of ...) make an examination or investigation

"check into the rumor" "check the time of the class"

Definition 13: show a certain characteristic when tested - [verb of stative]

Samples where test or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He tested positive for HIV

(test is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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