from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of testing or proving; trial; proof.
  • noun (Metal.) The operation of refining gold or silver in a test, or cupel; cupellation.
  • noun (Engin.) a machine used in the determination of the strength of materials, as iron, stone, etc., and their behavior under strains of various kinds, as elongation, bending, crushing, etc.

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  • verb Present participle of test.
  • adjective difficult, tough
  • noun The act of conducting a test; trialing, proving

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
  • noun an examination of the characteristics of something
  • noun the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works


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