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English noun: test

1. test (cognition) trying something to find out about it


SamplesA sample for ten days free trial.
A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain.


Synonymstrial, trial run, tryout


Broader (hypernym)experiment, experimentation


Narrower (hyponym)alpha test, beta test, field test, field trial, road test, trial balloon

2. test (act) any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc


SamplesThe test was standardized on a large sample of students.


Synonymsmental test, mental testing, psychometric test


Broader (hypernym)mental measurement


Narrower (hyponym)intelligence test, IQ test, personality test, sub-test

3. test (communication) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge


SamplesWhen the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions.


Synonymsexam, examination


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)bar exam, bar examination, comp, comprehensive, comprehensive examination, entrance exam, entrance examination, exam paper, examination paper, final, final exam, final examination, litmus test, midterm, midterm exam, midterm examination, oral, oral exam, oral examination, prelim, preliminary exam, preliminary examination, question sheet, quiz, test paper, tripos, viva, viva voce

4. test (act) the act of undergoing testing


SamplesHe survived the great test of battle.
Candidates must compete in a trial of skill.


Synonymstrial


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

5. test (act) the act of testing something


SamplesIn the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately.
He called each flip of the coin a new trial.


Synonymsrun, trial


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Narrower (hyponym)assay, audition, clinical test, clinical trial, double blind, field trial, fitting, Ministry of Transportation test, MOT, MOT test, pilot program, pilot project, preclinical phase, preclinical test, preclinical trial, Snellen test, try-on, trying on, tryout

6. test (animal) a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


English verb: test

1. test (social) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to


SamplesThis approach has been tried with good results.
Test this recipe.


Synonymsessay, examine, prove, try, try out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)control, field-test, float, verify

2. test (social) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection


SamplesScreen the blood for the HIV virus.


Synonymsscreen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)check

3. test (communication) examine someone's knowledge of something


SamplesThe teacher tests us every week.
We got quizzed on French irregular verbs.


Synonymsquiz


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)examine


Verb grouptest

4. test (stative) show a certain characteristic when tested


SamplesHe tested positive for HIV.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)be

5. test (competition) achieve a certain score or rating on a test


SamplesShe tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)score


Verb grouptest

6. test (communication) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, see, watch

7. test (cognition) undergo a test


SamplesShe doesn't test well.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)submit, take


Verb groupquiz, test, test









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