- 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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Example sentences from the Web for test
That’s where another metric — test per case — becomes useful.
Until we fix our public school customer service problem, parents will continue to fire our schools, no matter how well we teach, build new facilities, structure magnet programs or tout our test scores.Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem|Thomas Courtney|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Everybody who comes into the facility every day takes the test.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 10, 2020|Freakonomics
In one 2010 study, Roediger and two other colleagues compared test results of students who reread material to two other groups.
Another test was records of a soccer game played with robots, called RoboCup, in which NDTT had to predict the next event in the game—a pass to a certain player, a kick at the goal, or an attempt to steal.Disco, bell bottoms, big hair…and cutting-edge A.I.?|Jeremy Kahn|September 8, 2020|Fortune
The at-home genetics testing company 23andme, established in 2006, helps people learn more about their “DNA relatives.”
But it is a worrying claim nonetheless, one of many testing the boundaries of this new area of law.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Testing methods can now detect HIV within ten days of infection.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later testing determined that she was negative for HIV, the woman told the court.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV|Jacob Siegel|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, companies will still be allowed to enact their drug-testing policies.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?|Abby Haglage|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The position tried him sorely, testing his new strength from such amazing and unexpected angles.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Within a few more months he determined on constructing an engine for the purpose of more accurately testing those views.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The idea delighted her, and she closed her fingers in a tight grip as if testing their possibilities.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
They seldom have an opportunity of testing it; Professor Towne has a pure heart and he has brains.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Thyrsis in these days was like a wild animal in a cage; pacing back and forth and testing every corner of his prison.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
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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British Dictionary definitions for test (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with test
see acid test; put to the test.