1: any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students" [syn: mental test, mental testing, psychometric test]
2: the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial" [syn: trial, run]
3: the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill" [syn: trial]
4: trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain" [syn: trial, trial run, tryout]
5: a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions" [syn: examination, exam]
6: a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
1: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe" [syn: prove, try, try out, examine, essay]
2: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus" [syn: screen]
3: examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs" [syn: quiz]
4: show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
5: achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
6: determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
7: undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
Adjacent words: tessellate | tessellated | tessellation | tessera | tesserae | tesserae | Tessin | test | test ban | test bed | test case | test copy | test drive | test driver | test equipment | test fly