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test 1

1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial: a test of one's eyesight; subjecting a hypothesis to a test; a test of an athlete's endurance.
2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
3. A basis for evaluation or judgment: "A test of democratic government is how Congress and the president work together" (Haynes Johnson).
4. Chemistry A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
5. A cupel.
v. test·ed, test·ing, tests
1. To subject to a test; try: tested the pen by scribbling on scrap paper; testing job applicants.
2. To reveal the degree of (a given quality) in someone or something by or as if by means of a test: The experiment tested the rats' ability to solve spatial problems. The long war tested the country's resolve.
a. To identify the presence or amount of one or more substances in: tested the water for lead.
b. To identify the amount of (a substance) in something: tested the nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil.
c. To ascertain the properties of: tested the steel for hardness and tensile strength.
d. To assay (metal) in a cupel.
1. To undergo a test.
2. To administer a test: test for acid content; test for the presence of an antibody.
3. To achieve a score or rating on tests: tested high on the entrance exams.
4. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test: test positive for the tubercle bacillus.

[Middle English, cupel, from Old French, pot, from Latin testū, testum.]

test′a·bil′i·ty n.
test′a·ble adj.

test 2

A hard external covering, as that of certain amoebas, dinoflagellates, and sea urchins.

[Latin testa, shell.]
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1. to ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try
2. (Chemistry) (often foll by for) to carry out an examination on (a substance, material, or system) by applying some chemical or physical procedure designed to indicate the presence of a substance or the possession of a property: to test food for arsenic; to test for magnetization.
3. (intr) to achieve a specified result in a test: a quarter of the patients at the clinic tested positive for the AIDS virus.
4. (tr) to put under severe strain: the long delay tested my patience.
5. test the water to make an exploratory or initial approach; sound out
6. a method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing
7. (Education) a series of questions or problems designed to test a specific skill or knowledge: an intelligence test.
8. a standard of judgment; criterion
9. (Chemistry)
a. a chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc
b. a chemical reagent used in such a procedure: litmus is a test for acids.
c. the result of the procedure or the evidence gained from it: the test for alcohol was positive.
10. (General Sporting Terms) sport See test match
11. archaic a declaration or confirmation of truth, loyalty, etc; oath
12. (modifier) performed as a test: test drive; test flight.
[C14 (in the sense: vessel used in treating metals): from Latin testum earthen vessel]
ˈtestable adj
ˌtestaˈbility n
ˈtesting adj


1. (Zoology) the hard or tough outer covering of certain invertebrates and tunicates
2. (Botany) a variant of testa
[C19: from Latin testa shell]
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1. the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined: a test of a new product.
2. the trial of the quality of something: to put to the test.
3. a particular process or method for trying or assessing.
4. a set of problems, questions, etc., for evaluating abilities or performance.
a. a reaction used to identify or detect the presence of a chemical constituent.
b. an indication obtained by means of such reactions.
6. an oath or other confirmation of one's loyalty, religious beliefs, etc.
7. to subject to a test of any kind.
8. to undergo a test or trial.
9. to perform on a test: People test better in a relaxed environment.
10. to conduct a test: to test for diabetes.
[1350–1400; Middle English: cupel < Middle French < Latin testū, testum earthen pot; akin to test2]



the hard, protective shell or covering of certain invertebrates, as echinoderms.
[1535–45; < Latin testa tile, shell]


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(See also CRITERION.)

baptism of fire See INITIATION.

go through fire and water See DESIRE.

have one’s work cut out See DIFFICULTY.

ordeal by fire A severe test of character; a very distressing situation. In ancient Britain, an ordeal was a type of trial in which divine intervention was considered the only proof of a suspect’s innocence. These ordeals took many brutal forms, ranging from having one’s arm immersed in boiling water to being bound and tossed into an icy river. In both cases, an unscathed survivor was proclaimed innocent. The harshest ordeals, however, involved fire. The accused was forced either to grasp a red-hot iron in his hand or to walk barefooted through sizzling rocks and embers. Again, a suspect who emerged uninjured was considered guiltless. Although these cruel trials were abolished shortly after the Norman conquest of Britain, the expression has retained its meaning of an exceedingly agonizing experience undergone to test one’s worth.

put through one’s facings To require another to exhibit his skill for purposes of scrutiny; to make a person perform to the utmost of his capabilities. Literal facings are military maneuvers.

Grace, not at all unwillingly, was put through her facings. (Anthony Trollope, The Last Chronicle of Barset, 1867)

The expression usually carries connotations of being badgered or harassed, as in the following bit of doggerel by F. Egerton.

We were scarcely wed a week When she put me through my facings.
And walloped me—and worse; She said I did not want a wife, I ought to have had a nurse.

put through one’s paces To require another to display the full range of his abilities; to test another’s resources to the utmost. Paces here refers to the training steps or gaits of horses. The equestrian phrase was first extended to persons called upon to perform at their maximum potential, and subsequently to inanimate objects as well.

The captain affirmed that the ship would show us in time all her paces. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits, 1856)

The test pilots … put the new planes through their paces. (H. H. Arnold and I. C. Eaker, cited in Webster’s Third)

take the measure of To judge the character of, to size up, to ascertain the good and bad points. Measure in this expression refers literally to the dimensions of a body, information necessary to a tailor who needs exact “measurements” to fit someone for clothes. Figuratively the term refers not to size, but to character.

Our hostess … bustled off … to take the measure of the new-comer. (Sir A. Conan Doyle, Micah Clarke, 1889)

Even further removed from the literal use is the application of this expression to organizations or institutions.

The people have taken the measure of this whole labor movement. {Nations, January 5, 1893)

Picturesque Expressions: A Thematic Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1980 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. 'prove'

If you prove that something is true or correct, you provide evidence showing that it is definitely true or correct.

He was able to prove that he was an American.
Tests proved that the bullet was not fired from a police weapon.
2. 'test'

When you use a practical method to try to find out how good or bad someone or something is, don't say that you 'prove' them. Say that you test them.

I will test you on your knowledge of French.
A number of new techniques were tested.


A test is a series of questions that you answer to show how much you know about a subject. You say that someone takes or does this type of test.

All candidates will be required to take an English language test.
We did another test.

A test is also a series of actions that you do to show how well you are able to do something. You say that someone takes a test of this kind.

She's not yet taken her driving test.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'make' with test. Don't say, for example, 'She's not yet made her driving test'.

If someone is successful in a test of either kind, you say that they pass it.

I passed my driving test in Holland.

Be Careful!
To pass a test always means to succeed in it. It does not have the same meaning as take or do.

If someone is unsuccessful in a test, you say that they fail it.

I think I've failed the test.
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Past participle: tested
Gerund: testing

I test
you test
he/she/it tests
we test
you test
they test
I tested
you tested
he/she/it tested
we tested
you tested
they tested
Present Continuous
I am testing
you are testing
he/she/it is testing
we are testing
you are testing
they are testing
Present Perfect
I have tested
you have tested
he/she/it has tested
we have tested
you have tested
they have tested
Past Continuous
I was testing
you were testing
he/she/it was testing
we were testing
you were testing
they were testing
Past Perfect
I had tested
you had tested
he/she/it had tested
we had tested
you had tested
they had tested
I will test
you will test
he/she/it will test
we will test
you will test
they will test
Future Perfect
I will have tested
you will have tested
he/she/it will have tested
we will have tested
you will have tested
they will have tested
Future Continuous
I will be testing
you will be testing
he/she/it will be testing
we will be testing
you will be testing
they will be testing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been testing
you have been testing
he/she/it has been testing
we have been testing
you have been testing
they have been testing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been testing
you will have been testing
he/she/it will have been testing
we will have been testing
you will have been testing
they will have been testing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been testing
you had been testing
he/she/it had been testing
we had been testing
you had been testing
they had been testing
I would test
you would test
he/she/it would test
we would test
you would test
they would test
Past Conditional
I would have tested
you would have tested
he/she/it would have tested
we would have tested
you would have tested
they would have tested
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.test - trying something to find out about ittest - trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
experimentation, experiment - the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
field test, field trial - a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
alpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
beta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
road test - a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
trial balloon - a test of public opinion
2.test - any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etctest - any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
mental measurement - a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
intelligence test, IQ test - a psychometric test of intelligence; "they used to think that intelligence is what an intelligence test tests"
personality test - any test that is intended to assess personality
sub-test - one of a battery of related tests
3.test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledgetest - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
bar exam, bar examination - an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction; "applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school"; "he passed the bar exam on his third try"
comp, comprehensive, comprehensive examination - an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature"
entrance exam, entrance examination - examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
final exam, final examination, final - an examination administered at the end of an academic term
litmus test - a test that relies on a single indicator; "her litmus test for good breeding is whether you split infinitives"
midterm exam, midterm examination, midterm - an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva, viva voce - an examination conducted by spoken communication
preliminary exam, preliminary examination, prelim - an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
quiz - an examination consisting of a few short questions
tripos - final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University
4.test - the act of undergoing testingtest - the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
5.test - the act of testing somethingtest - the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
clinical test, clinical trial - a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
double blind - a test procedure in which the identity of those receiving the intervention is concealed from both the administrators and the subjects until after the test is completed; designed to reduce or eliminate bias in the results
preclinical phase, preclinical test, preclinical trial - a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial
audition, tryout - a test of the suitability of a performer
field trial - a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving
trying on, try-on, fitting - putting clothes on to see whether they fit
Ministry of Transportation test, MOT test, MOT - a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
pilot program, pilot project - activity planned as a test or trial; "they funded a pilot project in six states"
Snellen test - a test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart
6.test - a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Verb1.test - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use totest - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
verify, control - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
float - circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
field-test - test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used; "The Army field tested the new tanks"
2.test - test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
check - make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
3.test - examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
test - undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
examine - question closely
4.test - show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.test - achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
test - undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
score - get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"
6.test - determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
7.test - undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
submit, take - accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
quiz, test - examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
test - achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
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1. check, try, investigate, assess, research, prove, analyse, experiment with, try out, verify, assay, put something to the proof, put something to the test Test the temperature of the water with your wrist.
2. examine, put someone to the test, put someone through their paces He tested him on verbs and gave him a forfeit for each one he got wrong.
3. challenge, try, tax, stretch, put a strain on, make demands on He was testing me, to see how I would cope.
1. trial, research, check, investigation, attempt, analysis, assessment, proof, examination, evaluation, acid test High levels of dioxin were confirmed by scientific tests.
2. examination, paper, assessment, evaluation Only 922 pupils passed the test.
3. measure, standard, proof, barometer, yardstick, touchstone, litmus test The test of any society is how it treats its minorities.
put something to the test test, try, tax, put pressure on, put a strain on Sooner or later life will put the relationship to the test.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


1. A procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
2. An operation employed to resolve an uncertainty:
3. A set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill:
4. A means by which individuals are compared and judged:
Constituting a tentative model for future experiment or development:
1. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof.
2. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill:
3. To engage in experiments:
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إخْتِبارإخْتِبار، فَحْصإمْتِحان، إخْتِباراِخْتِبَارامتحان
testtestovatzkoušetzkouškamezinárodní zápas
landsleikurprófprófa; reynslufljúgaprófsteinnprófun, könnun, tilraun
kontrolinis darbaslakūnas bandytojasmėgintuvėlistarptautinės kriketo/regbio rungtynės
analīzeeksāmenseksaminētkontroldarbskriketa vai regbija mačs
bài kiểm trathithử nghiệm


A. N
1. (Scol, Univ) → examen m; (multiple-choice) → test m; (esp for job) → prueba f
we've got a maths test tomorrowmañana tenemos (un) examen de matemáticas
to do a test (Scol, Univ) → hacer un examen; (multiple choice) → hacer un test; (for job) → hacer una prueba
to fail a test (Scol, Univ) → suspender un examen; (multiple choice) → suspender un test; (for job) → no pasar una prueba
to give sb a test (in sth)examinar a algn (de algo), poner a algn un examen (de algo)
an oral testun examen oral
to pass a test (Scol, Univ) → aprobar un examen; (multiple choice) → aprobar un test; (for job) → pasar una prueba
to take a test (Scol, Univ) → hacer un examen; (multiple choice) → hacer un test; (for job) → hacer una prueba
a written testun examen oral/escrito
see also aptitude, intelligence
2. (Aut) (also driving test) → examen m de conducir
to fail one's testsuspender el examen de conducir
to pass one's testaprobar el examen de conducir
to take one's testhacer el examen de conducir
3. (Med) [of organs, functioning] → prueba f; [of sample, substance] → análisis m inv
AIDS testprueba f del sida
blood testanálisis m inv de sangre
eye testrevisión f de la vista
it was sent to the laboratory for testslo mandaron al laboratorio para que lo analizaran
hearing testrevisión f del oído
medical testexamen m médico
pregnancy testprueba f del embarazo
urine testanálisis m inv de orina
see also breath, fitness, litmus, smear
4. (= trial) [of aircraft, new product, drug] → prueba f
nuclear testprueba f nuclear
they want to ban cosmetics tests on animalsquieren prohibir las pruebas de cosméticos en animales
see also flight 1
see also screen C
5. (fig) → prueba f
he now faces the toughest test of his leadershipahora se enfrenta a la prueba más difícil durante su periodo como líder
holidays are a major test of any relationshipirse de vacaciones es una de las pruebas más difíciles a la que se somete cualquier relación
to put sth to the testponer or someter algo a prueba
to stand the test of timeresistir el paso del tiempo
see also acid, endurance
6. (Cricket, Rugby) (also test match) → partido m internacional
1. [+ student, pupil] → examinar; [+ candidate] (for job) → hacer una prueba a; [+ knowledge] → evaluar; [+ understanding] → poner a prueba
to test sb on sth (Scol, Univ) → examinar a algn de algo; (esp for job) → hacer una prueba de algo a algn; (for revision) → hacer preguntas de algo a algn (para repasar)
she was tested on her computer skillsle hicieron una prueba de informática
can you test me on my French/spelling?¿me haces preguntas de francés/ortografía?
2. (Med) [+ blood, urine, sample] → analizar
to have one's eyes testedhacerse una revisión de la vista
to test sb/sth for sth to test sb for AIDShacer la prueba del SIDA a algn
to test sb for drugs (gen) → realizar pruebas a algn para comprobar si ha consumido drogas; [+ athlete, sportsperson] → realizar el control antidoping a algn
my doctor wants me to be tested for diabetesmi médico quiere que me haga un análisis para ver or (frm) determinar si tengo diabetes
the urine is tested for proteinse hace un análisis de orina para determinar el contenido de proteínas
3. (= conduct trials on) [+ aircraft, weapon, new product, drug] → probar
the drug was tested in clinical trialsse sometió el medicamento a pruebas clínicas
all our products are tested for qualityprobamos la calidad de todos nuestros productos
to test sth on sth/sbprobar algo con or en algo/algn
none of our products are tested on animalsninguno de nuestros productos se prueba con or en animales
test the cream on an unaffected area of skinpruebe la crema sobre una zona cutánea no afectada
4. (= check) → probar
test the water temperature with your elbowpruebe la temperatura del agua con el codo
he tested the ice with a stickusó un palo para comprobar la solidez del hielo
to test the water(s)tantear el terreno
5. (fig) (= put to the test) [+ person, courage] → poner a prueba
his resolve will be tested to the limits this weeksu resolución se pondrá a prueba al máximo esta semana
to test sb's patienceponer a prueba la paciencia de algn
C. VI (= conduct a test) testing, testing (Telec) → probando, probando ...
it is a method used to test for allergieses un método utilizado en pruebas de alergia
just testing! (hum) → ¡por si acaso pregunto!
to test negative/positive (for sth)dar negativo/positivo (en la prueba de algo)
D. CPD (nuclear) test ban Nprohibición f de pruebas nucleares
test bed Nbanco m de pruebas
test card N (TV) → carta f de ajuste
test case N (Jur) → juicio m que sienta jurisprudencia
test cricket Ncríquet m a nivel internacional
test data NPLresultados mpl de prueba
test drive N (by potential buyer) → prueba f en carretera; (by mechanic, technician) → prueba f de rodaje
to take sth for a test driveprobar algo en carretera
see also test-drive test flight Nvuelo m de prueba, vuelo m de ensayo
test marketing N pruebas de un producto nuevo en el mercado
test marketing has already shown the product to be a great successlas pruebas realizadas en el mercado ya han mostrado que el producto tiene un éxito tremendo
test match N (Cricket, Rugby) → partido m internacional
test paper N (Scol, Univ) → examen m; (multiple-choice) → test m (Chem) → papel m reactivo
test pattern N (US) (TV) = test card test piece N (Mus) → pieza f elegida para un certamen de piano
test pilot Npiloto mf de pruebas
test run N (lit) → vuelta f de prueba, prueba f (fig) → puesta f a prueba
test tube Nprobeta f, tubo m de ensayo
test tube baby Nbebé mf probeta
test out VT + ADVprobar
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(= trial) [machine, product, equipment] → essai m; [goods in factory] → contrôle m
nuclear tests → essais nucléaires
to put sth to the test (= try out) [+ theory] → mettre qch à l'épreuve; [+ machine, equipment] → tester qch, mettre qch à l'épreuve
[intelligence, ability, knowledge] → test m
an intelligence test → un test d'aptitude intellectuelle
(at school, university, written)contrôle m; (oral)interrogation f, épreuve f
I've got a geography test tomorrow → J'ai un contrôle de géographie demain.
(also driving test) → examen m du permis de conduire
He's got his driving test tomorrow
BUT Il passe son permis de conduire demain.
to take one's driving test → passer son permis de conduire
to fail one's driving test → rater son examen du permis de conduire
to pass one's driving test → réussir son examen du permis de conduire, être reçu(e) au permis, être reçu(e) au permis de conduire
(medical) [sight, hearing, skin] → examen m; [blood, urine, DNA] → analyse f
They're going to do some more tests → Ils vont faire d'autres examens.
a blood test → une analyse de sang
(= chemical analysis) [substance, water] → analyses fpl
[courage, strength] → épreuve f
a test of character → une épreuve de force
to put sth to the test (= put strain on) [+ relationship] → mettre qch à l'épreuve
to stand the test of time → résister à l'épreuve du temps
(British) (CRICKET, RUGBY)match m international, test-match m
(for commercial, technical, safety purposes) [+ machine, weapon, vehicle] → tester; [+ brakes] → contrôler; [+ new drug, product] → tester; [+ water] → analyser
to test the waters, to test the water (fig)tâter le terrain
[+ knowledge, ability] → évaluer, tester
[+ student, pupil] → interroger
to test sb on sth → interroger qn sur qch
He tested us on the new vocabulary → Il nous a interrogés sur le nouveau vocabulaire.
(medically) [+ eyesight, hearing] → examiner; [+ blood, urine, DNA] → analyser
to be tested for sth [person] [+ disease, condition] → subir des examens pour déterminer s'il y a qch
He's been tested for diabetes → On lui fait subir des examens pour voir s'il a du diabète.; [+ drugs]
She was tested for drugs → On lui a fait subir un contrôle antidopage.
(= tax) [+ person, courage, stamina, patience] → mettre à l'épreuve
test for
vt fus [+ virus] → dépister; [+ oil, sugar] → rechercher la présence de; [+ drugs] → rechercher la présence de
test out
vt sep [+ idea, theory] → mettre à l'épreuve
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(Sch) → Klassenarbeit f; (Univ) → Klausur f; (short) → Kurzarbeit f, → Test m; (= intelligence test, psychological test etc)Test m; (= driving test)(Fahr)prüfung f; he gave them a vocabulary tester ließ eine Vokabel- or Wörterarbeit schreiben; (orally) → er hat sie Vokabeln abgefragt; this is a test of public opiniondamit wird die öffentliche Meinung ausgelotet; to put somebody/something to the testjdn/etw auf die Probe stellen; to stand the testdie Probe bestehen; their marriage didn’t stand up to the test of separationihre Ehe hat die Trennung nicht verkraftet; to stand the test of timedie Zeit überdauern; that was a real test of character/his endurancedas war eine wirkliche Charakterprüfung/Belastungsprobe für ihn; to pass one’s test (Aut) → die (Fahr)prüfung bestehen; to fail one’s test (Aut) → (durch die (Fahr)prüfung) durchfallen
(on vehicle, product, weapon etc) → Test m; (= check)Kontrolle f
(= chemical test)Test m, → Untersuchung f; a skin testein Hauttest; to do a test for sugareinen Zuckertest machen, eine Untersuchung auf Zucker machen; the samples were sent for testsdie Proben wurden zur Untersuchung geschickt
(Brit) = test match
adj attrTest-; test modelTestmodell nt
(= examine, check)testen, prüfen; (Sch) pupilprüfen; (orally) → abfragen; person, intelligencetesten; (fig)auf die Probe stellen; the teacher tested them on that chapterder Lehrer fragte sie das Kapitel ab; to test somebody for a jobjds Eignung für eine Stelle prüfen or testen; to test somebody/something for accuracyjdn/etw auf Genauigkeit prüfen; I just wanted to test your reactionich wollte nur mal sehen, wie du reagierst; have you been tested? (for AIDS etc) → hast du dich testen lasen?, hast du einen Test gemacht?
(chemically) goldprüfen; water, contents of stomach etcuntersuchen; to test something for sugaretw auf seinen Zuckergehalt untersuchen; the blood samples were sent for testing or to be testeddie Blutproben wurden zur Untersuchung geschickt
viTests/einen Test machen; (chemically also) → untersuchen (→ for auf +acc); testing, testing one, two, three!eins, zwei, drei; we are testing for a gas leak/loose connectionwir überprüfen die Leitung auf eine undichte Stelle, wir überprüfen, ob irgendwo Gas austritt/ein Anschluss locker ist


test ban
nVersuchsverbot nt
test ban treaty
nTeststoppabkommen nt
nPrüfstand m
test card
n (TV) → Testbild nt
test case
nMusterfall m
test cricket
n (Brit: Cricket) → internationales Kricket, Testkricket nt
test drive
nProbefahrt f
vt carprobefahren


test flight
nTest- or Probeflug m
vtTest fliegen


test marketing
nMarkttest m
test match
n (Brit) → Testmatch nt; (Kricket also) → internationales Kricketmatch; (Rugby also) → internationales Rugbymatch


test paper
n (Sch) → Klassenarbeit f; (Chem) → Reagenzpapier nt
test pattern
n (US) = test card
test piece
n (of handwork)Prüfungsstück nt; (Mus) → Stück ntzum Vorspielen
test pilot
nTestpilot(in) m(f)
test print
n (Phot) → Probeabzug m
test results
pl (Med etc) → Testwerte pl
test stand
n (Tech) → Prüfstand m
test tube
nReagenzglas nt
test-tube baby
nKind ntaus der Retorte, Retortenbaby nt
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1. n (trial, check) → prova; (of goods in factory) → controllo, collaudo; (of machinery) → collaudo (Med) → analisi f inv, esame m (Chem) → analisi; (exam, of intelligence) → test m inv; (000) (Scol) (written) → compito in classe; (oral) → interrogazione f (Aut) (also driving test) → esame m di guida
a weekly Italian test → un compito in classe di italiano alla settimana
to do tests on sth → fare delle prove su qc
to put sth to the test → mettere qc alla prova
it has stood the test of time → ha resistito alla prova del tempo
2. vt (gen) → provare, controllare; (try, ascertain the worth of) → mettere alla prova; (machine) → collaudare (Chem) → analizzare; (blood, urine) → fare le analisi di; (new drug) → sperimentare (Psych) → fare un test psicologico a
to have one's eyes tested → farsi controllare la vista
to test sb's patience → mettere alla prova la pazienza di qn
to test sb in mathematics → esaminare or interrogare qn in matematica
to test sb for sth → fare delle analisi a qn per qc
to test sth for sth → analizzare qc alla ricerca di qc
3. vi to test (for)fare ricerche (per trovare)
testing, testing ... (Telec) → prova, prova...
4. adjdi collaudo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(test) noun
1. a set of questions or exercises intended to find out a person's ability, knowledge etc; a short examination. an arithmetic/driving test.
2. something done to find out whether a thing is good, strong, efficient etc. a blood test.
3. an event, situation etc that shows how good or bad something is. a test of his courage.
4. a way to find out if something exists or is present. a test for radioactivity.
5. a test match.
to carry out a test or tests on (someone or something). The students were tested on their French; They tested the new aircraft.
test match
in cricket, (one of) a series of matches between teams from two countries.
test pilot
a pilot who tests new aircraft.
ˈtest-tube noun
a glass tube closed at one end, used in chemical tests or experiments.
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اِخْتِبَار, اِمْتِحان, يَخْتَبِرُ test, testovat prøve, test, teste Test, testen διαγώνισμα, δοκιμάζω, τεστ examen, examinar, probar, prueba koe, testata test, tester test, testirati esame, esaminare, test テスト, 試験, 試験する 시험, 시험하다 test, testen prøve, test, teste przetestować, test testar, teste испытание, тестировать test, testa การทดสอบ, ทดสอบ denemek, test bài kiểm tra, thử nghiệm 检测, 测试
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n. prueba; examen; análisis;
antinuclear antibody ______ antinuclear de anticuerpo;
creatinine clearance ______ de aclaramiento de creatinina;
endurance ______ de resistencia;
fat stool ______ de grasa fecal;
follow-up ______ subsecuente;
glucose tolerance ______ de tolerancia a la glucosa;
liver function ______ de función hepática;
outcome of ___resultado de la ___;
pregnancy ______ del embarazo;
random ______ de control sin método;
respiratory function ______ de función respiratoria;
skin ______ cutánea;
scratch ______ de rasguño, ___ de alergia;
screening ______ eliminatoria;
single-blind ______ de ciego simple;
stress ______ de esfuerzo;
Papanicolau (pap) ______ de citología vaginal;
___ double-blind___ de doble incógnita;
___ tubetubo de ensayo;
___ type___ de tipo, prueba visual de letras;
thyroid function ______ de función tiroidea;
timed ______ de tiempo limitado o medido;
treadmill ______ de esfuerzo;
visual ______ visual;
visual field ______ visual de campimetría.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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n prueba, examen m, análisis m; Your tests show..Sus pruebas muestran; blood — análisis (prueba, examen) de sangre; drug — prueba de drogas; eye — examen oftalmológico (form), examen de los ojos; fecal occult blood — prueba de sangre oculta en heces; fertility — prueba de fertilidad; hearing — examen auditivo, prueba de audición; HIV — prueba del VIH; oral glucose tolerance — prueba de tolerancia oral a la glucosa; Pap — (fam) citología cervical or exfoliativa (form), citología (fam), prueba de Papanicolaou; patch — prueba de(l) parche; pregnancy — prueba de embarazo; pulmonary function — prueba de función pulmonar; radioallergosorbent — (RAST) prueba radioalergosorbente or de radioalergoadsorción; random drug — prueba de drogas al azar; screening — prueba de detección; skin — prueba cutánea; stool — análisis de heces; stool guaiac — examen or prueba de guayacol en heces; stress — ergometría (esp. Esp, form) prueba de esfuerzo; TB — (fam) prueba de (la) tuberculosis; tilt table — prueba de inclinación, prueba de mesa basculante; tuberculin skin — (TST) prueba de (la) tuberculina; urine — análisis or examen or prueba de orina; vt analizar, hacer una prueba or examen or análisis, examinar; I would like to test your urine for opiates.. Quisiera hacerle un análisis de la orina para detectar opiáceos.
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References in classic literature ?
Don't you see that it gives us an infallible test for blood stains.
Another time, when Ernest had just said that the metaphysical philosophers could never stand the test of truth, Dr.
There was, however, a servant of the king's who favoured the huntsmen, and when he heard that they were going to be put to this test he went to them and repeated everything, and said: 'The lion wants to make the king believe that you are girls.' Then the king's daughter thanked him, and said to her maidens: 'Show some strength, and step firmly on the peas.' So next morning when the king had the twelve huntsmen called before him, and they came into the ante-chamber where the peas were lying, they stepped so firmly on them, and had such a strong, sure walk, that not one of the peas either rolled or stirred.
We were saying, as you will remember, that they were to be lovers of their country, tried by the test of pleasures and pains, and neither in hardships, nor in dangers, nor at any other critical moment were to lose their patriotism--he was to be rejected who failed, but he who always came forth pure, like gold tried in the refiner's fire, was to be made a ruler, and to receive honours and rewards in life and after death.
But to enable a prince to form an opinion of his servant there is one test which never fails; when you see the servant thinking more of his own interests than of yours, and seeking inwardly his own profit in everything, such a man will never make a good servant, nor will you ever be able to trust him; because he who has the state of another in his hands ought never to think of himself, but always of his prince, and never pay any attention to matters in which the prince is not concerned.
Woman is a thing of glass; But her brittleness 'tis best Not too curiously to test: Who knows what may come to pass?
In speaking of a tragedy as the same or different, the best test to take is the plot.
The little experience we had had with the strange hooked sword of the yellow man and his cuplike shield made it seem rather unlikely that either of us could pass this final test, but there was the chance that we might be quartered in the palace of Salensus Oll for several days after being accepted by Sorav before the Jeddak of Jeddaks would find time to put us to the final test.
All the rest had failed to stand the test of the books.
John Willet did as he was desired; for on that point he was seldom slow, except in the particulars of giving change, and testing the goodness of any piece of coin that was proffered to him, by the application of his teeth or his tongue, or some other test, or in doubtful cases, by a long series of tests terminating in its rejection.
"Test? Yes, I know; but they're all right; I laid a few in the public road beyond our lines and they've been tested."
You dispute it." (Cheers.) "Then I put you to the test. Will you accredit one or more of your own number to go out as your representatives and test my statement in your name?"