test

1
[ test ]
/ tɛst /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. tesseract,
  2. tesserae,
  3. tessie,
  4. tessin,
  5. tessitura,
  6. test act,
  7. test ban,
  8. test blank,
  9. test card,
  10. test case

Origin of test

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

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See trial.

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British Dictionary definitions for tested

test

1
/ (tɛst) /

verb

noun

Derived Formstestable, adjectivetestability, nountesting, adjective

Word Origin for test

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

test

2
/ (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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Word Origin and History for tested
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Medicine 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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