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stress test

n.
1. A graded test to measure an individual's heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.
2. A test performed on a system or organization to determine its susceptibility to failure under various conditions.

stress test

n
(Economics) a simulation designed to show how a person or thing functions when affected by adverse circumstances
vb
(Economics) (tr) to test (a person or thing) in this way

stress′ test`


n.
a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress test - a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
treadmill test - a stress test in which the patient walks on a moving treadmill while the heart and breathing rates are monitored
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Global Banking News-December 7, 2015--EBA publishes stress test methodology for 2016
To give an analogy, a stress test is like an exam, and a tough exam requires not only a tough exam paper but also a challenging pass mark.
In a November comment piece on the subject, Nancy Masschelein, vice president, market management, finance and financial risk at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, analyzed the results from the recent assessment conducted by the European Central Bank where 20% of the 123 financial institutions examined failed the stress test.
The ECB will announce its EU-wide stress test results on October 26th.
Brussels: The European Central Bank (ECB) plans to limit the amount of data it carries over from its asset review into a subsequent stress test as it tries to manage the burden from an unprecedented health check of euro-area lenders.
According to the credit union industry's two major trade associations, the NCUA's proposed stress test rule is unnecessary because the four largest credit unions in the nation already conduct their own tests.
Given the uncertainty in the near future environment, now is the time to stress test your P&L, or scenario test your annual plan or project.
Primary care physicians were significantly more likely than were cardiologists or surgeons to order a pharmacologic stress test in patients who did not need one because they were able to complete the less costly exercise stress test.
Earlier in March energy ministers from the European Union reached an agreement to stress test all EU NPPs.
Over the past decade, stress testing has also increasingly been used by central banks and supervisory authorities to assess risk in the financial system as a whole (8), such as the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program (SCAP), conducted by the Federal Reserve in 2009, and the EU-wide stress test exercise carried out by the CEBS (Committee of European Banking Supervisors) in 2009 and 2010 (see Box 1).
The rise in the stock prices of the European Banking Firm RBS is also being attributed to the announcement of the company passing the bank stress test results.
BLUE-CHIP bank stocks rallied yesterday as details of Europe's stress test plans signalled the next step in restoring confidence in the wake of the financial crisis.