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Oxford dictionary definition of the word test:
1a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, especially before it is taken into widespread use:
both countries carried out nuclear tests in May
four fax modems are on test
a short written or spoken examination of a person’s proficiency or knowledge:
a spelling test
an event or situation that reveals the strength or quality of someone or something by putting them under strain:
this is the first serious test of the peace agreement
an examination of part of the body or a body fluid for medical purposes, especially by means of a chemical or mechanical procedure rather than simple inspection:
a test for HIV
Chemistry a procedure employed to identify a substance or to reveal the presence or absence of a constituent within a substance.
the result of a medical examination or analytical procedure:
a positive test for protein
a means of establishing whether an action, item, or situation is an instance of a specified quality, especially one held to be undesirable:
a statutory test of obscenity
2 (Test)short for Test match.
the first Test against New Zealand
3 Metallurgy a movable hearth in a reverberating furnace, used for separating gold or silver from lead.
take measures to check the quality, performance, or reliability of (something), especially before putting it into widespread use or practice:
this range has not been tested on animals
several trial runs were carried out to test the special brakes
give (someone) a short written or oral examination of their proficiency or knowledge:
all children are tested at eleven
judge or measure (someone’s proficiency or knowledge) by means of a test:
the exam will test accuracy and neatness
reveal the strengths or capabilities of (someone or something) by putting them under strain:
such behaviour would severely test any marriage
carry out a medical test on (a person, a part of the body, or a body fluid):
he’s been tested for drugs
[no object, with complement] produce a specified result in a medical test, especially a drugs test or AIDS test:
he tested positive for steroids during the race
Chemistry examine (a substance) by means of a reagent.
touch or taste (something) to check that it is acceptable before proceeding further:
she tested the water with the tip of her elbow