Testing

  • (noun): The act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works.
    Example: "They agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on testing:

Marilyn Vos Savant - Errors in The Column
... original column, published on 25 December 2011, a reader asked I manage a drug-testing program for an organization with 400 employees ... Every three months, a random-number generator selects 100 names for testing ... The probability remains 25 percent, despite the repeated testing ...
Vehicle Inspection - Americas - Canada
... Emission testing programs in Canada include AirCare in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Ontario's Drive Clean in southern Ontario only ... Safety testing regulations vary through the different provinces ... Ontario and British Columbia require biennial emission testing, although only the Lower Mainland of B.C ...
National Curriculum Assessment - Criticisms
... stress for their whole academic lives, and that the principal purpose of national curriculum testing is for school league tables ... In its 2008 report into National Testing, the House of Commons, the Select Committee on Children, Schools and Families registered its concern with the current testing arrangements in state schools ...
Allergic Rhinitis - Allergy Testing
... Allergy testing may reveal the specific allergens to which an individual is sensitive ... Skin testing is the most common method of allergy testing ... and dropped onto the lower eyelid as a means of testing for allergies ...
Negative Predictive Value
... In statistics and diagnostic testing, the negative predictive value (NPV) is a summary statistic used to describe the performance of a diagnostic testing procedure ... In the familiar context of medical testing, a high NPV means that the test only rarely misclassifies a sick person as being healthy ...

More definitions of "testing":

  • (noun): An examination of the characteristics of something.
    Example: "There are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
  • (noun): The act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned.
    Synonyms: examination

Famous quotes containing the word testing:

    Is this testing whether I’m a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rachel, Blade Runner, being tested to determine if she is human or machine (1982)

    Today so much rebellion is aimless and demoralizing precisely because children have no values to challenge. Teenage rebellion is a testing process in which young people try out various values in order to make them their own. But during those years of trial, error, embarrassment, a child needs family standards to fall back on, reliable habits of thought and feeling that provide security and protection.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)

    Bourbon’s the only drink. You can take all that champagne stuff and pour it down the English Channel. Well, why wait 80 years before you can drink the stuff? Great vineyards, huge barrels aging forever, poor little old monks running around testing it, just so some woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma can say it tickles her nose.
    John Michael Hayes (b.1919)