stress test

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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

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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]
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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