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Test appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nella won't set a test now, Allen.
  • Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
  • Tamil, sum a test sum I must set a Muslim at.
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Usage statistics for the noun test:

spoken English32.8%written English67.2% imaginative writing12.45%informational writing87.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun test:

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Test is sometimes a misspelling of choose or tests.

The word test is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun test

What does test mean as a name of something?

Test is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: tests

  1. trying something to find out about it
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of test: trial / trial run / tryout
    • more generic words: experiment / experimentation = the testing of an idea
    • more specific terms:
      • field trial / field test = a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
      • alpha test = a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
      • beta test = a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
      • road test = a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
      • trial balloon = a test of public opinion
  2. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
  3. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  4. the act of undergoing testing
    • example: he survived the great test of battle
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of test: trial
    • more generic words: attempt / effort / endeavor / endeavour / try = earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  5. the act of testing something
  6. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

Alternative definition of the noun test

noun

  1. A challenge.
  2. [context: Academics] An examination, given often during the academic term.
  3. A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
  4. [cricket] [context: normally “Test”] A Test match.
  5. [marine biology] The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.thumb, right, Two sea urchin tests

noun

  1. [cricket] (sometimes test) a Test match

Specialised definition of the noun test

Glossary of sports

in general, an examination or investigation to determine whether certain criteria are present; in a narrower sense a routine scientific procedure for the quantitative recording of specific individual characteristics (e.g. personality, intelligence, qualification). Apart from the test procedure, the test materials and the process of testing are also termed test. Tests in sport serve as instruments for collecting data in the following areas: 1. motor behaviour (anthropometric prerequisites, perception characteristics, conditional and coordinative motor characteristics, sport motor skills, tactical sport abilities); 2. cognitive behaviour (knowledge specific to a sport discipline which is necessary for delivering sport performances and understanding a sport discipline as a whole, and general sport knowledge about the fundamental motor system and sport as a societal phenomenon); 3. affective behaviour (emotions and affects which relate to the prerequisites, realization and results of sport actions). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / croquet

an international match (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rugby league

an international game between two of the major rugby league- playing nations (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rugby union

a match between two national teams

Definition of the adjective test

What does test mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: tester |

  1. [cricket] Of a Test match.

Definition of the verb test

What does test mean as a doing word?

Test is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: tested | testing | tests

  1. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    • example: Test this recipe
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of test: essay / examine / prove / try / try out
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific words:
      • control / verify = check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
      • float = circulate or discuss tentatively
      • field-test = test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
  2. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
  3. examine someone's knowledge of something
    • example: The teacher tests us every week
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of test: quiz
    • more generic word: examine = question closely
  4. show a certain characteristic when tested
    • example: He tested positive for HIV
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  5. achieve a certain score or rating on a test
    • example: She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: score = get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
  6. determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
  7. undergo a test
    • example: She doesn't test well
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: submit / take = accept or undergo, often unwillingly

Phrases with Test

Phrases starting with the word Test:

  1. test ban
  2. test bed
  3. test fly
  4. Test-Fly

Phrases ending with the word Test:

  1. T Test
  2. T-test
  3. iq test
  4. Elk Test
  5. Eye Test
  6. Hit Test
  7. mot test
  8. pap test
  9. Pen Test
  10. pku test
  11. Pre-Test
  12. sub-test
  13. acid test
  14. beta test
  15. Blot Test
  16. Copy Test

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Test

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Google previewIntroduction to Diagnostic Microbiology for the Laboratory Sciences (2014)

by Maria Dannessa Delost

Roche Molecular Diagnostics AMPLICOR® CT/NG Test is a qualitative in vitro test for the detection of Chlamydia...

Google previewAnesthesiology (2013)

A Comprehensive Review for the Written Boards and Recertification by Kai Matthes, Richard Urman, Jesse Ehrenfeld

The null hypothesis associated with a t test is that the means of two variables studied are statistically different from each other. E. The t test is a commonly used statistical test and is widely used in biomedical research. 8.

Google previewImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide (2014)

(CCNP ROUTE 300-101) by Diane Teare, Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani

Example 6-22 provides sample output of the first set of tests from the Internet server: The first test is a ping to the TFTP server. The ping attempt does not work because of the configured ACL. The output AAAAA tells you that the host is ...

Google previewEfficient Electrical Systems Design Handbook (2009)

by Albert Thumann, Harry Franz

Ring Test The ring test is a widely accepted method of determining hot spots in damaged stator core iron.

Google previewMockito for Spring (2015)

by Sujoy Acharya

A test is a measurement of performance of something, or an examination of data; for example, a class test is an assessment of our understanding, to determine whether we can go to the next level or not. We deliver software to our customers, ...

Google previewSpine Secrets Plus (2011)

by Vincent J. Devlin

The straight-leg raise test is a tension sign that may be performed with the patient supine (Lasegue's test; Fig.

Google previewWords of The Bible explained (2011)

Bible Word Dictionary by Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth Sr.

Test is the ability to understand the movement of God.

The difference between man's test and God's test is that God...

Google previewOhio State Law Title 29 Crimes and Criminal Procedure (2017)

by John Snape

If the offender commits the violation prior to July 1, 1996, engaging in solicitation after a positive HIV test is a felony of the second degree. If the offender commits the violation on or after July 1, 1996, engaging in solicitation after a positive HIV ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Health and Physical Education (1994)

by S.R. Sharma

Hirschland, who devised a six-item test of "minimum muscular fitness" which appraises flexibility as well as strength. During World War II, when physical fitness was a major objective several ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

include the Trail Making Test (Reitan, 1958); the Modified Card Sorting Test (Nelson, 1976); the Stroop Color ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods (2000)

by Mitchell H Gail, Jacques Benichou

proposed a test for several two-by-two tables based on binomial ...

Google previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

the importance of eye function and the possibility of eye damage by chemicals has given rise to regulatory requirements for eye irritation tests, including the controversial Draize test; ...

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Usage statistics about test

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun test:

spoken English32.8%written English67.2% imaginative writing12.45%informational writing87.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun test:

examrunexaminationtrialtest

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb test:

quizscreentestexamineprovetry

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Quotes about Test

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. (Carl Sandburg)
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Scrabble value of T1E1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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