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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a means of trial or of measuring the quality or presence of something.
The doctor ordered some blood tests for the patient.Tests showed that the water was safe for drinking.
analysis, trial
similar words:
attempt, check, criterion, essay, examination, inspection, probe, proof, tryout
definition 2: a formal examination to determine someone's knowledge or competency.
The test will cover the first six chapters of the textbook.I hope he passes his driver's text tomorrow; he failed it the first time he took it.How many questions were on the test?The test was on the causes of the Civil War.
similar words:
assessment, comprehensive, final, midterm, prelim, quiz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tested, testing, tests
definition 1: to subject to a trial in order to measure the quality or presence of.
The eye doctor tested my vision.She was ready to test her hypothesis.The geologists tested the rock samples for evidence of certain microorganisms.
analyze, assay, evaluate, examine, investigate, probe
similar words:
appraise, assess, essay, inspect, proof, quiz, scrutinize, try, try out
definition 2: to subject to an examination in order to evaluate knowledge or competency.
The students will be tested on their fluency in the Russian language before being admitted to the overseas program.Her piano teacher frequently tests her on her scales.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to undergo an examination, or receive a specified result from an evaluation or analysis.
The students are studying hard now because they are all testing next week.Fortunately, she tested negative for the disease.
definition 2: to be graded or scored as to one's ability.
The teacher was proud that his students tested well on the state exam.
similar words:
perform, score
definition 3: to administer a test or examination in order to diagnose, evaluate, or discover the presence of something (fol. by "for").
The clinic tests for tuberculosis.
similar words:
investigate, probe
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derivations: testable (adj.), testability (n.)
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  • testing:
    the process of giving and taking tests.
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