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test 1

 (tĕst)
n.
1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial: a test of one's eyesight; subjecting a hypothesis to a test; a test of an athlete's endurance.
2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
3. A basis for evaluation or judgment: "A test of democratic government is how Congress and the president work together" (Haynes Johnson).
4. Chemistry A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
5. A cupel.
v. test·ed, test·ing, tests
v.tr.
1. To subject to a test; try: tested the pen by scribbling on scrap paper; testing job applicants.
2.
a. To determine the presence or properties of (a substance).
b. To assay (metal) in a cupel.
v.intr.
1. To undergo a test.
2. To administer a test: test for acid content; test for the presence of an antibody.
3. To achieve a score or rating on tests: tested high on the entrance exams.
4. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test: test positive for the tubercle bacillus.

[Middle English, cupel, from Old French, pot, from Latin testū, testum.]

test′a·bil′i·ty n.
test′a·ble adj.

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test2
of a sea urchin

test 2

 (tĕst)
n.
A hard external covering, as that of certain amoebas, dinoflagellates, and sea urchins.

[Latin testa, shell.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.testing - the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something workstesting - the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works; "they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
experiment, experimentation - the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
2.testing - an examination of the characteristics of something; "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
screening - testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics
3.testing - the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
11-plus, eleven-plus - (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school

testing

adjective difficult, trying, demanding, taxing, challenging, searching, tough, exacting, formidable, rigorous, strenuous, arduous The most testing time is the early months of your return to work.
easy, undemanding, simple, gentle, mild, straightforward
Translations

testing

[ˈtestɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= difficult) → duro
it was a testing experience for herfue una experiencia muy dura para ella
it was a testing timefue un período difícil
B. Npruebas fpl
C. CPD testing ground Nzona f de pruebas, terreno m de pruebas

testing

[ˈtɛstɪŋ]
adj [situation, period, time] → difficile
n
[product, machine, vehicle] (gen)essais mpl; (for quality control)contrôle m
(for drugs, alcohol)contrôle m; [blood, urine] → analyses fpl; (for illness)examens m; (for cancer, AIDS, particular disease)dépistage m
HIV testing → dépistage m du VIH
[students, pupils] → évaluation ftesting ground nbanc m d'essaitest match n (CRICKET, RUGBY)match m international, test-match m

testing

adjhart; I had a testing timees war hart (für mich)

testing

[ˈtɛstɪŋ] adj (difficult, time) → duro/a

testing

n evaluación f, valoración f, análisis m, realización f de pruebas para fines diagnósticos; fecal occult blood — (realización de) pruebas de sangre oculta en heces; random drug — (realización de) pruebas de drogas al azar; urodynamic — evaluación urodinámica, (realización de) pruebas urodinámicas
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asked Fred, by way of testing in her the virtue he lacked himself.
By way of testing whether there were still a living germ in such ancient seeds, Holgrave had planted some of them; and the result of his experiment was a splendid row of bean-vines, clambering, early, to the full height of the poles, and arraying them, from top to bottom, in a spiral profusion of red blossoms.
after testing both smiles and frowns, and proving that neither mode of treatment possessed any calculable influence, Hester was ultimately compelled to stand aside and permit the child to be swayed by her own impulses.
This government inspector did not have the manner of a man who was worked to death; he was apparently not haunted by a fear that the hog might get by him before he had finished his testing.
Without stopping to examine this edifice, I executed a flank movement to the right and crossed the bridge over the Findelenbach, after first testing its strength.
Edmond welcomed the meeting with this fellow -- who had been one of his own sailors -- as a sure means of testing the extent of the change which time had worked in his own appearance.
Raoul really felt tired, but he was desirous of testing his strength, and, brought up in the principles of Athos and certain of having heard him speak a thousand times of stages of twenty-five leagues, he did not wish to fall far short of his model.
Would you object to taking the boys as they are, and testing their proficiency in English?
I had not long to wait for an opportunity of testing this property also of the Magic Watch, for, even as the thought passed through my mind, the accident I was imagining occurred.
Although I did not anticipate a compliance with my request, still, with a view of testing the truth of my suspicions, I proposed to Kory-Kory that, according to our usual custom in the morning, we should take a stroll to the Ti: he positively refused; and when I renewed the request, he evinced his determination to prevent my going there; and, to divert my mind from the subject, he offered to accompany me to the stream.
She was testing the validity of her epigram in a daring way, and for a moment the shadow of my vision--the Bertha whose soul was no secret to me--passed between me and the radiant girl, the playful sylph whose feelings were a fascinating mystery.
The tubs were full of neatly coiled line carrying a big hook each few feet; and the testing and baiting of every single hook, with the stowage of the baited line so that it should run clear when shot from the dory, was a scientific business.