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[test] noun [C] I
1) a set of written or spoken questions that is used for finding out how much someone knows about a subject
Did you get a good mark in your physics test?[/ex]
You're going to have to take the test again.[/ex]
I passed my English test today.[/ex]
I know I'm going to fail this test.[/ex]
2) a series of actions that someone must perform in order to show how well they can do a particular activity
I'm still too young to take my driving test.[/ex]
3) an examination of a part of your body or of a substance that is taken from your body
an eye test[/ex]
a test for HIV[/ex]
Your test results are fine.[/ex]
4) a process that is designed to find out whether something is satisfactory, whether something works correctly, or whether something exists somewhere
nuclear tests in the Pacific[/ex]
Researchers conducted tests on more than 220 electric blankets.[/ex]
5) a difficult situation that shows what qualities someone or something has
a test of strength/character[/ex]
put sb/sth to the test — to find out how good or effective someone or something is[/ex]
II
verb [T]
test */*/*/[test]
1) to find out how much someone knows or how well they can do something, by giving them a set of questions to answer or an activity to perform
The aim of the examination is to test your writing skills.[/ex]
You won't be tested on anything that you haven't already studied.[/ex]
2) to try using something such as a machine or product to find out whether it works correctly or is satisfactory
The theory will be tested by computer simulation.[/ex]
a skin-care product that isn't tested on animals[/ex]
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3) to examine someone's body in order to check that it is in good condition, or in order to find out whether they have a particular illness
Debbie has to have her eyes tested.[/ex]
She was tested for hepatitis.[/ex]
4) to show how good or effective someone or something is by putting pressure on them
They were never seriously tested by their opponents in the first half of the game.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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