What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on test, tests:

Emotional Intelligence - Definitions - Ability Model - Measurement of The Ability Model
... of Mayer and Salovey's model of EI, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) is based on a series of emotion-based problem-solving items ... Consistent 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
... random' 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 (count. 1, 1999) and FIPS (140-1, 1994), and the autocorrelation test ...

More definitions of "test":

  • (noun): The act of undergoing testing.
    Example: "He survived the great test of battle"
    Synonyms: trial
  • (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): Undergo a test.
    Example: "She doesn't test well"
  • (verb): Examine someone's knowledge of something.
    Synonyms: quiz
  • (verb): Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.
    Synonyms: screen
  • (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
  • (noun): The act of testing something.
    Synonyms: trial, run
  • (noun): A hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins.
  • (verb): Determine the presence or properties of (a substance).
  • (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"

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)

    A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    [17th-century] Puritans were the first modern parents. Like many of us, they looked on their treatment of children as a test of their own self-control. Their goal was not to simply to ensure the child’s duty to the family, but to help him or her make personal, individual commitments. They were the first authors to state that children must obey God rather than parents, in case of a clear conflict.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)