test

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French test ‎(an earthen vessel, especially a pot in which metals were tried), from Latin testum ‎(the lid of an earthen vessel, an earthen vessel, an earthen pot), from *terstus, past participle of the root seen also in terra ‎(earth) for *tersa ‎(dry land); see terra, thirst.

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test ‎(plural tests)

  1. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  2. A challenge, trial.
    • 2012 March-April, Colin Allen, “Do I See What You See?”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 168: 
      Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.
  3. (academia) An examination, given often during the academic term.
  4. A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
  5. (cricket, normally “Test) A Test match.
  6. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.
    Two sea urchin tests
  7. (botany) Testa; seed coat.
  8. (obsolete) Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
    • Dryden
      Who would excel, when few can make a test / Betwixt indifferent writing and the best?
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test ‎(third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. To refine (gold, silver, etc.) in a test or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  2. To challenge.
    Climbing the mountain tested our stamina.
  3. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try.
    to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument
    • Washington
      Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution.
  4. (academics) To administer or assign an examination, often given during the academic term, to (somebody).
  5. To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  6. (copulative) To be shown to be by test.
    He tested positive for cancer.
  7. (chemistry) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent.
    to test a solution by litmus paper


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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French tester, from Latin testari ‎(bear witness, testify), from testis ‎(one who attests, a witness).

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test ‎(plural tests)

  1. (obsolete) A witness.
    • Ld. Berners
      Prelates and great lords of England, who were for the more surety tests of that deed.

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test ‎(third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. (obsolete) To make a testament, or will.
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Breton[edit]

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test

  1. witness

Czech[edit]

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test m

  1. test

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  • test in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • test in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

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From English test.

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test m ‎(plural testen or tests, diminutive testje n)

  1. test

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French, from Latin testa.

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test m ‎(plural tests)

  1. test, a cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  2. (marine biology) test, the external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm.

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From English test, itself from Old French

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test m ‎(plural tests)

  1. a test, a tryout, a review

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Hungarian[edit]

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Of unknown origin.

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test ‎(plural testek)

  1. body
  2. (geometry) solid (three-dimensional figure)
  3. (algebra) field (commutative ring)
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English

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test m ‎(invariable)

  1. test

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test m ‎(plural [please provide])

  1. text

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test ?? missing information., ?? conj., pres. ??, past ??

  1. to beat
  2. to knock about
  3. to flog

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From English test

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test m ‎(definite singular testen, indefinite plural tester, definite plural testene)

  1. a test
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test

  1. imperative of teste

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From English test

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test m ‎(definite singular testen, indefinite plural testar, definite plural testane)

  1. a test

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Latin testum.

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test m ‎(oblique plural tez or tetz, nominative singular tez or tetz, nominative plural test)

  1. (uncountable) clay
  2. (countable) a pot, usually made out of clay

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  • English: test (borrowed)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (test)

Polish[edit]

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test m

  1. test

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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tȅst m (Cyrillic spelling те̏ст)

  1. test (challenge, trial)
  2. test (academics)
  3. test (product examination)

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test m ‎(plural tests)

  1. test

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test c, n

  1. a test, an examination, a trial
  2. a test, an attempt, an experiment
  3. a piece of hair c

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English test.

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  • IPA(key): ˈtest
  • Hyphenation: test

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test ‎(definite accusative testi, plural testler)

  1. test

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