test

1
[ test ]
/ tɛst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of test

1
1350–1400; Middle English: cupel < Middle French < Latin testū, testum earthen pot; akin to test2

synonym study for test

1. See trial.

OTHER WORDS FROM test

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British Dictionary definitions for tested (1 of 2)

test1
/ (tɛst) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of test

testable, adjectivetestability, nountesting, adjective

Word Origin for test

C14 (in the sense: vessel used in treating metals): from Latin testum earthen vessel

British Dictionary definitions for tested (2 of 2)

test2
/ (tɛst) /

noun

the hard or tough outer covering of certain invertebrates and tunicates
a variant of testa

Word Origin for test

C19: from Latin testa shell
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Medical definitions for tested

test
[ tĕst ]

n.

A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; an examination, or experiment.
A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.

v.

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Idioms and Phrases with tested

test

see acid test; put to the test.

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