a test, especially one conducted in a laboratory, to determine how much pressure, tension, wear, or the like a given product or material can withstand.
Medicine/Medical. a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
a simulation test to determine how a given institution, system, etc., would perform under greater than usual stresses or pressures: the government’s stress test for big banks;mandatory stress tests for nuclear plants;a website stress test that simulates peak traffic.
LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!
Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?
Origin of stress test
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby stress test
Definition for stress test (2 of 2)
[ stres-test ]
/ ˈstrɛsˌtɛst /
verb (used with object)
to subject to a stress test.
OTHER WORDS FROM stress-teststress-testing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for stress test
The economic assumptions behind the stress-test scenarios are also suspect.
Medical definitions for stress test
A graded test to measure an individual's heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.