What is 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:

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 ...
Marilyn Vos Savant - Errors in The Column
... 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 ... Marilyn's response was The probability remains 25 percent, despite the repeated testing ...
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 ... the suspected allergen is dissolved 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 ...
National Curriculum Assessment - Criticisms
... 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 ...

More definitions of "testing":

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

Famous quotes containing the word testing:

    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)

    Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    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)