|1.||to ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try|
|3.||(intr) to achieve a specified result in a test: a quarter of the patients at the clinic tested positive for the AIDS virus|
|4.||(tr) to put under severe strain: the long delay tested my patience|
|5.||test the water to make an exploratory or initial approach; sound out|
|6.||a method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing|
|7.||a series of questions or problems designed to test a specific skill or knowledge: an intelligence test|
|8.||a standard of judgment; criterion|
|9.||a. a chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc|
|b. a chemical reagent used in such a procedure: litmus is a test for acids|
|c. the result of the procedure or the evidence gained from it: the test for alcohol was positive|
|10.||sport See test match|
|11.||archaic a declaration or confirmation of truth, loyalty, etc; oath|
|12.||(modifier) performed as a test: test drive; test flight|
|[C14 (in the sense: vessel used in treating metals): from Latin testum earthen vessel]|
|1.||the hard or tough outer covering of certain invertebrates and tunicates|
|2.||a variant of testa|
|[C19: from Latin testa shell]|
A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; an examination, or experiment.
A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.
To subject to a test; try.
To determine the presence or properties of a substance.
To administer a test.
To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.
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