- the process of identifying or detecting the presence of a constituent of a substance, or of determining the nature of a substance, commonly by the addition of a reagent.
- the reagent used.
- an indication or evidence of the presence of a constituent, or of the nature of a substance, obtained by such means.
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verb (used without object)
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The Midshipmen were back on the practice field this week before positive tests at USF forced Saturday’s game to be canceled.Navy will host Memphis and Tulsa to make up games postponed by coronavirus issues|Kareem Copeland|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Of those, 777 people with the state’s app installed had gotten a positive test, and just 488 of them had entered their diagnosis in the system to make alerts go out to others.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
However, positive tests next week could again derail the program’s return.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Much more important than a player’s grade on film is his result on a coronavirus test.College football has been battered by covid. What’s most startling is our acceptance.|Barry Svrluga|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
At the moment, Utah has yet to play a game, but the Utes might be the toughest test the Cougars face this season.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?|John Feinstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Tested recently on the iPhone, the app was slick, though like many initial releases it crashed a couple times.
Tested by experiment, our reasoning is verified to the letter (fig. 29).Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
Tested by that standard of happiness, it is a low-spirited, mirthless, and all but silent population that we have here now.Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Tested by the interest groups that function through them, legislatures are of two general types.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Tested by this ulterior norm of life, predatory emulation, and therefore the life of sports, falls short.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
Tested twice in Washington, it has at neither time rated with the best in so far as cracking quality is concerned.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
British Dictionary definitions for test (1 of 2)
- a chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc
- a chemical reagent used in such a procedurelitmus is a test for acids
- the result of the procedure or the evidence gained from itthe test for alcohol was positive
Derived forms of testtestable, adjectivetestability, nountesting, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with test
see acid test; put to the test.