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Definition of Test


  1. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  2. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
  3. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
  4. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
  5. Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.
  6. Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
  7. A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.
  8. To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  9. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.
  10. To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
  11. A witness.
  12. To make a testament, or will.
  13. Alt. of Testa

Test Quotations

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.
Joel Osteen

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Test Translations

test in Afrikaans is eksamen, probeer, navorsing, toets, aanpak, poging
test in Dutch is examen, keuring, onderzoek
test in Finnish is koettaa
test in French is essayer, test, examen, tester
test in Italian is prova, esamino, provare, prova
test in Latin is probatur, experior (experiri; expertus )

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