|a place or situation in which something new, such as equipment or a theory, can be tested|
area used for testing devices and equipment, usually, though not always, military. Testing, in general, has for its purpose the determination of the durability and probable life of a piece of equipment. the enforcement of standards through sample testing (for example, of ammunition), the discovery of weaknesses to be corrected, and the effects of operating a device under various conditions, including extremes of temperature and weather, difficult terrain, and excessive use.
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