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test case

noun
1.
a typical case whose court decision may be interpreted as a precedent for application in future similar cases.
2.
a legal action taken, sometimes deliberately by agreement of both parties, with a special view to determining the position of the law on some matter, as the constitutionality of a statute.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for test case
  • Fixing the delta would serve as a valuable test case for the country and the world.
  • View the current load guarantee program as a test case for the next few years.
  • Perhaps gasoline prices will be the first test case.
  • The opinion here in that past is that nobody gets sued, but you probably don't want to be a test case.
  • If ever there was a test case for the validity of academic tenure, this is it.
  • The book is a perfect test case for the promises and flaws of the enhanced e-book market.
  • Gaming is a high-profile test case for their implementation.
  • In addition, the benchmark serves as a stress test case for code development tools.
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British Dictionary definitions for test case

test case

noun
1.
a legal action that serves as a precedent in deciding similar succeeding cases
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