Medical Dictionary

test (těst)

  1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; an examination, or experiment.

  2. A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.

  3. A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.

v. test·ed, test·ing, tests
  1. To subject to a test; try.

  2. To determine the presence or properties of a substance.

  3. To administer a test.

  4. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.

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