What is test?

  • (verb): Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
    Example: "Test this recipe"
    Synonyms: prove, try, try out, examine, essay
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on test, tests:

Test - Media and Entertainment
... Tests (album), a 1998 album by The Microphones "Tester," a song by Anthrax on the album Stomp 442 The Tester, a reality show produced by Sony about videogame testing ...
SAT (disambiguation) - Educational Testing
... College Scholastic Ability Test, or Suneung (수능), a standardized test for admission to South Korean universities National Curriculum assessment, a series of educational assessments in the United Kingdom ...
Emotional Intelligence - Definitions - Ability Model - Measurement of The Ability Model
... Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) is based on a series of emotion-based problem-solving items ... with the model's claim of EI as a type of intelligence, the test is modeled on ability-based IQ tests ... Although promoted as an ability test, the MSCEIT is unlike standard IQ tests in that its items do not have objectively correct responses ...
Horizontal Line Test
... In mathematics, the horizontal line test is a test used to determine whether a function is injective (i.e ...
Pseudorandom Number Generator - BSI Evaluation Criteria
... numbers according to specified statistical tests ... The tests are the monobit test (equal numbers of ones and zeros in the sequence), poker test (a special instance of the chi-squared test), runs test (counts the frequency of runs of various lengths. 1, 1999) and FIPS (140-1, 1994), and the autocorrelation test ...

More definitions of "test":

  • (noun): Any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc.
    Example: "The test was standardized on a large sample of students"
    Synonyms: mental test, mental testing, psychometric test
  • (verb): Determine the presence or properties of (a substance).
  • (noun): The act of undergoing testing.
    Example: "He survived the great test of battle"
    Synonyms: trial
  • (noun): A hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins.
  • (noun): The act of testing something.
    Synonyms: trial, run
  • (verb): Undergo a test.
    Example: "She doesn't test well"
  • (verb): Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.
    Synonyms: screen
  • (noun): A set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge.
    Example: "When the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
    Synonyms: examination, exam
  • (verb): Achieve a certain score or rating on a test.
    Example: "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
  • (verb): Show a certain characteristic when tested.
    Example: "He tested positive for HIV"
  • (verb): Examine someone's knowledge of something.
    Synonyms: quiz

Famous quotes containing the word test:

    Experimental work provides the strongest evidence for scientific realism. This is not because we test hypotheses about entities. It is because entities that in principle cannot be ‘observed’ are manipulated to produce a new phenomena
    [sic] and to investigate other aspects of nature.
    Ian Hacking (b. 1936)

    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To “make a beeline” for something. That’s worthy of being immortal and is immortal in English idiom. “I guess I’ll split” is not going to be immortal and is excludable, therefore excluded.
    Robert Fitzgerald (1910–1985)