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Meaning & Definition of Test in English

English

Test

/tɛst/

noun

1. Trying something to find out about it

  • "A sample for ten days free trial"
  • "A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
    synonym:
  • trial
  • ,
  • trial run
  • ,
  • test
  • ,
  • tryout

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • test
  • ,
  • mental test
  • ,
  • mental testing
  • ,
  • psychometric test

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • examination
  • ,
  • exam
  • ,
  • test

4. The act of undergoing testing

  • "He survived the great test of battle"
  • "Candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
    synonym:
  • test
  • ,
  • trial

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • test
  • ,
  • trial
  • ,
  • run

6. A hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

    synonym:
  • test

verb

1. Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

  • "This approach has been tried with good results"
  • "Test this recipe"
    synonym:
  • test
  • ,
  • prove
  • ,
  • try
  • ,
  • try out
  • ,
  • examine
  • ,
  • essay

2. Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

  • "Screen the blood for the hiv virus"
    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • test

3. Examine someone's knowledge of something

  • "The teacher tests us every week"
  • "We got quizzed on french irregular verbs"
    synonym:
  • quiz
  • ,
  • test

4. Show a certain characteristic when tested

  • "He tested positive for hiv"
    synonym:
  • test

5. Achieve a certain score or rating on a test

  • "She tested high on the lsat and was admitted to all the good law schools"
    synonym:
  • test

6. Determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

    synonym:
  • test

7. Undergo a test

  • "She doesn't test well"
    synonym:
  • test

Examples of using

He spent countless hours preparing for the test.
Hit the brakes, darling. We should test our feelings. We don't know each other well enough, I'm not used to anticipate the events.
I can't pass the test.