a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
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"
the act of undergoing testing
"he survived the great test of battle"
"candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
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"
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 test - mental testing - psychometric test
trying something to find out about it
"a sample for ten days free trial"
"a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
- trial run
undergo a test
"She doesn't test well"
determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
achieve a certain score or rating on a test
"She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"
show a certain characteristic when tested
"He tested positive for HIV"
examine someone's knowledge of something
"The teacher tests us every week"
"We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
"screen the blood for the HIV virus"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"
"Test this recipe"
- try out