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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. To reveal the degree of (a given quality) in someone or something by or as if by means of a test: The experiment tested the rats' ability to solve spatial problems. The long war tested the country's resolve.
3.
a. To identify the presence or amount of one or more substances in: tested the water for lead.
b. To identify the amount of (a substance) in something: tested the nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil.
c. To ascertain the properties of: tested the steel for hardness and tensile strength.
d. 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.

test 2

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

[Latin testa, shell.]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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testing

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

[ˈtɛstɪŋ] adj (difficult, time) → duro/a
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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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References in classic literature ?
Yonder where the storms rush down into the sea, and the snout of the mountain drinketh water, shall each on a time have his day and night watches, for HIS testing and recognition.
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.
They were too light for testing weight, and they were so frail as to be dangerous to send to such a height.