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test definition

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This page has 54 definitions of test with English translations in 17 languages. Test is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use test in a sentence are shown. Also define these 58 related words and terms: challenge, trial, cupel, examination, term, session, examine, evaluate, durability, cricket, Test, Test match, marine biology, calciferous, endoskeleton, echinoderm, sand dollar, sea urchin, botany, testa, seed coat, judgment, distinction, discrimination, refine, cupellation, copular verb, chemistry, reagent, witness, attest, date, testament, will, testosterone, flowerpot, clay, earthen, bowl, pot, test, tryout, review, anatomy, body, geometry, solid, algebra, field, text, beat, knock about, flog, teste, prueba, attempt, experiment, and hair.

See also: Test, TEST, țest, and tesť

English test definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English test, teste, from Old French test, teste (an earthen vessel, especially a pot in which metals were tried), from Latin testum (the lid of an earthen vessel, an earthen vessel, an earthen pot), from *terstus, past participle of the root *tersa (dry land). See terra, thirst.

Noun

test (plural tests)

  1. A challenge, trial.
    • 2012 March-April, Colin Allen, “Do I See What You See?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 168:
      Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.
  2. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
    • Cupel definition
      A small circular receptacle used in assaying gold or silver with lead.
  3. (academia) An examination, given often during the academic term.
  4. A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
    • Session definition
      A period devoted to a particular activity, e.g. the annual or semiannual periods of a legislative body (that together comprise the legislative term) whose individual meetings are also called sessions. (1 of 7 session definitions)
  5. (cricket, normally “Test) A Test match.
  6. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.
    Two sea urchin tests
    • Marine Biology definition
      The branch of biology dealing with organisms that live in the sea.
    • Sand Dollar definition
      Any echinoderm of the order Clypeasteroida, having a flat, disk-shaped body with the mouth in a mid-ventral position, and living in sand, on or near the surface.
  7. (botany) Testa; seed coat.
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)
  8. (obsolete) Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • (academics: examination): recess
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Verb

test (third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. To challenge.
    Climbing the mountain tested our stamina.
  2. To refine (gold, silver, etc.) in a test or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
    • Cupellation definition
      The assaying of precious metal in a cupel.
  3. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try.
    to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument
  4. (academics) To administer or assign an examination, often given during the academic term, to (somebody).
  5. To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  6. (copulative) To be shown to be by test.
    He tested positive for cancer.
    • 2015, Leta Stetter Hollingworth, Harry Levi Hollingworth, Children Above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet: Origin and Development
      It is probable that children who test above 180 IQ are actually present in our juvenile population in greater frequency than at the rate of one in a million.
  7. (chemistry) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent.
    to test a solution by litmus paper
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)
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Etymology 2

From Middle English teste, from Old French teste, test and Latin testis (one who attests, a witness).

Noun

test (plural tests)

  1. (obsolete) A witness.

Verb

test (third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To attest (a document) legally, and date it.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To make a testament, or will.
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Etymology 3

Clipping of testosterone.

Noun

test (uncountable)

  1. (informal, slang, body building) testosterone

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Breton test definition

Noun

test

  1. witness

Catalan test definition

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.). Compare Spanish tiesto

Noun

test m (plural testos)

  1. flowerpot
  2. piece of clay

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test (exam or challenge)

Czech test definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛst]
  • Hyphenation: test

Noun

test m inan

  1. test

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Further reading

  • test in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • test in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish test definition

Etymology

From English test.

Noun

test

  1. test (clarification of this definition is needed)

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Dutch test definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English test.

Noun

test m (plural testen or tests, diminutive testje n)

  1. test
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  • Indonesian: tes

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch test, from Old French test, from Latin testum, from testa.

Noun

test m (plural testen or tests, diminutive testje n)

  1. A test, an earthen bowl or pot.
  2. A test, a cupel (used in smelting).
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  • Afrikaans: tessie

French test definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French test, from Latin testum. The orthography of this form reflects semi-learned influence; compare the doublet têt.

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test, a cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  2. (marine biology) test, the external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English test, itself from the same Old French test as above.

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. a test, a tryout, a review
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Hungarian test definition

Etymology

Of unknown origin.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

test (plural testek)

  1. (anatomy) body
  2. (geometry) solid (three-dimensional figure)
    • Solid definition
      That can be picked up or held, having a texture, and usually firm. Unlike a liquid or a gas. (1 of 16 solid definitions)
  3. (algebra) field (commutative ring)
    • Algebra definition
      A system for computation using letters or other symbols to represent numbers, with rules for manipulating these symbols. (1 of 8 algebra definitions)

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative test testek
accusative testet testeket
dative testnek testeknek
instrumental testtel testekkel
causal-final testért testekért
translative testté testekké
terminative testig testekig
essive-formal testként testekként
essive-modal
inessive testben testekben
superessive testen testeken
adessive testnél testeknél
illative testbe testekbe
sublative testre testekre
allative testhez testekhez
elative testből testekből
delative testről testekről
ablative testtől testektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
testé testeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
testéi testekéi
Possessive forms of test
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. testem testeim
2nd person sing. tested testeid
3rd person sing. teste testei
1st person plural testünk testeink
2nd person plural testetek testeitek
3rd person plural testük testeik

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References

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN   (See also its second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

Further reading

  • test in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian test definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English test.

Noun

test m (invariable)

  1. test

Ladin test definition

Noun

test m (plural )

  1. text

Latvian test definition

Verb

test (?? missing information., ?? conj., pres. ??, past ??)

  1. to beat
  2. to knock about
    • Knock About definition
      An informal game involving physical activity, usually football.
  3. to flog

Norwegian Bokmål test definition

Etymology 1

From English test

Noun

test m (definite singular testen, indefinite plural tester, definite plural testene)

  1. a test
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Etymology 2

Verb

test

  1. imperative of teste

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Norwegian Nynorsk test definition

Etymology

From English test

Noun

test m (definite singular testen, indefinite plural testar, definite plural testane)

  1. a test

Derived terms

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Old French test definition

Etymology

From Latin testum.

Noun

test m (oblique plural tez or tetz, nominative singular tez or tetz, nominative plural test)

  1. (uncountable) clay
  2. (countable) a pot, usually made out of clay

Descendants

  • French: test
  • French: têt
  • Middle English: test
    • English: test (see there for further descendants)
    • Scots: test
  • Middle High German: test

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (test)

Polish test definition

Pronunciation

Noun

test m inan

  1. test

Declension


Romanian test definition

Etymology

From French test.

Noun

test n (plural teste)

  1. test

Declension


Serbo-Croatian test definition

Pronunciation

Noun

tȅst m (Cyrillic spelling те̏ст)

  1. test (challenge, trial)
  2. test (academics)
  3. test (product examination)

Declension


Spanish test definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtest/, [ˈt̪est̪]

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test
    Synonym: prueba

Swedish test definition

Noun

test c or n

  1. a test, an examination, a trial
  2. a test, an attempt, an experiment
  3. a piece of hair c

Declension

Declension of test 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative test testet test testen
Genitive tests testets tests testens
Declension of test 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative test testen tester testerna
Genitive tests testens testers testernas
Declension of test 3
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative test testen testar testarna
Genitive tests testens testars testarnas

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Turkish test definition

Etymology

From English test.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtest/
  • Hyphenation: test

Noun

test (definite accusative testi, plural testler)

  1. test

Declension

Inflection
Nominative test
Definite accusative testi
Singular Plural
Nominative test testler
Definite accusative testi testleri
Dative teste testlere
Locative testte testlerde
Ablative testten testlerden
Genitive testin testlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular testim testlerim
2nd singular testin testlerin
3rd singular testi testleri
1st plural testimiz testlerimiz
2nd plural testiniz testleriniz
3rd plural testleri testleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular testimi testlerimi
2nd singular testini testlerini
3rd singular testini testlerini
1st plural testimizi testlerimizi
2nd plural testinizi testlerinizi
3rd plural testlerini testlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular testime testlerime
2nd singular testine testlerine
3rd singular testine testlerine
1st plural testimize testlerimize
2nd plural testinize testlerinize
3rd plural testlerine testlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular testimde testlerimde
2nd singular testinde testlerinde
3rd singular testinde testlerinde
1st plural testimizde testlerimizde
2nd plural testinizde testlerinizde
3rd plural testlerinde testlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular testimden testlerimden
2nd singular testinden testlerinden
3rd singular testinden testlerinden
1st plural testimizden testlerimizden
2nd plural testinizden testlerinizden
3rd plural testlerinden testlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular testimin testlerimin
2nd singular testinin testlerinin
3rd singular testinin testlerinin
1st plural testimizin testlerimizin
2nd plural testinizin testlerinizin
3rd plural testlerinin testlerinin

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