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I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.
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Meaning of "test" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEST

(Vessel used in treating metals): from Latin testum earthen vessel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEST

test  [tɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Test is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb test in English.

WHAT DOES TEST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Test

Test, TEST or Tester may refer to: ▪ Test, an assessment intended to measure the respondents' knowledge or other abilities...

Definition of test in the English dictionary

The first definition of test in the dictionary is to ascertain of by subjection to certain examinations; try. Other definition of test is to carry out an examination on by applying some chemical or physical procedure designed to indicate the presence of a substance or the possession of a property. Test is also to achieve a specified result in a test.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TEST

PRESENT

Present
I test
you test
he/she/it tests
we test
you test
they test
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tested
you tested
he/she/it tested
we tested
you tested
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will test
you will test
he/she/it will test
we will test
you will test
they will test
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would test
you would test
he/she/it would test
we would test
you would test
they would test
Conditional continuous
I would be testing
you would be testing
he/she/it would be testing
we would be testing
you would be testing
they would be testing
Conditional perfect
I would have test
you would have test
he/she/it would have test
we would have test
you would have test
they would have test
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been testing
you would have been testing
he/she/it would have been testing
we would have been testing
you would have been testing
they would have been testing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you test
we let´s test
you test
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to test
Past participle
tested
Present Participle
testing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEST


arrest
əˈrɛst
best
bɛst
breast
brɛst
Budapest
ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst
chest
tʃɛst
contest
ˈkɒntɛst
dressed
drɛst
est
ɛst
fest
fɛst
guest
ɡɛst
invest
ɪnˈvɛst
jest
dʒɛst
northwest
ˌnɔːθˈwɛst
processed
ˈprəʊsɛst
quest
kwɛst
request
rɪˈkwɛst
rest
rɛst
southwest
ˌsaʊθˈwɛst
suggest
səˈdʒɛst
west
wɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEST

tessitura
Test Act
test ban
test ban treaty
test bore
test card
test case
test cricket
test data
test drive
test film
test flight
test gauge
test marketing
test match
test paper
test pattern
test piece
test pilot
test run

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEST

artiest
at the earliest
at the latest
biggest
easiest
finest
for the best
forest
greatest
harvest
honest
hottest
interest
latest
on request
the best
the greatest
the latest
the rest
the west

Synonyms and antonyms of test in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TEST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «test» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of test

Translation of «test» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEST

Find out the translation of test to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of test from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «test» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

测试
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prueba
570 millions of speakers

English

test
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परीक्षण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِخْتِبَار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

испытание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teste
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরীক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

test
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ujian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Test
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

試験
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시험
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Test
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thử nghiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோதனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाचणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ölçek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esame
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

test
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випробування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

testare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τεστ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

test
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

test
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of test

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEST»

The term «test» is very widely used and occupies the 1.001 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «test» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «test» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about test

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «TEST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word test.
1
Karen Armstrong
Religions have always stressed that compassion is not only central to religious life, it is the key to enlightenment and it the true test of spirituality. But there have always have been those who'd rather put easier goals, like doctrine conformity, in place.
2
Avi
I don't like the idea of a book being a test or being used for a test. The way - in my opinion - to make good readers is to let kids choose their own books and not test them.
3
John Barton
I consider a poem to be a kind of experiment where a number of elements are brought together under test conditions to see how they will interact to create meaning or relevance.
4
Jacques Barzun
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
5
Henry Walter Bates
They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
6
Sterling Beaumon
During the screen test for 'Red Widow' was the first time anyone ever told me that I was good at auditioning.
7
Kenneth Blackwell
And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States, and we have met every test.
8
Terry Brooks
We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
9
James Buchanan
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
10
Ken Buck
I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEST»

Discover the use of test in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to test and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Test Driven Development: By Example
Write clean code that works with the help of this groundbreaking software method. Example-driven teaching is the basis of Beck's step-by-step instruction that will have readers using TDD to further their projects.
Kent Beck, 2003
2
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times bestselling exploration of their world and the madness industry.
Jon Ronson, 2011
3
Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software ...
The practice of test automation is becoming more and more popular, but many organizations are not yet experiencing success with it. This book unveils the secrets of how automation has been made to work in reality.
Dorothy Graham, Mark Fewster, 2012
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Effective Software Test Automation: Developing an Automated ...
"If you'd like a glimpse at how the next generation is going to program, this book is a good place to start." —Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004) Build Your Own Automated Software Testing Tool Whatever its claims, ...
Kanglin Li, Mengqi Wu, 2006
5
Test Your IQ: 400 Questions to Boost Your Brainpower
These include The Times Book of IQ Tests (Books 1 to 5). Philip Carter is also the author of IQ & Psychometric Tests and The IQ & Psychometric Test Workbook, all published by Kogan Page.
Philip Carter, 2009
6
How to prepare for the Test of English for International ...
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TOEIC TEST TEST OF ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3RD EDITION In-depth Preparation Includes Six full-length model tests All questions answered and explained Exercises to improve your English comprehension, ...
Lin Lougheed, 2003
7
Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL® Test Book with CD-ROM
Provides test-taking strategies, skill-building exercises, sample essays and speaking responses, and practice tests.
Jolene Gear, 2006
8
TOEIC Bridge Test with Audio-CD: Test of English for ...
A study guide for the TOEIC English-proficiency exam includes subject reviews of both the listening and reading sections; skill-building activities in vocabulary, listening comprehension and reading comprehension; a full-length practice ...
Lin Lougheed, 2010
9
Constructing Test Items: Multiple-Choice, ...
This book addresses major issues in constructing test items by focusing on four ideas. First, it describes the characteristics and functions of test items.
Steven J. Osterlind, 1998
10
The Goddess Test
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying.
Aimée Carter, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term test is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day one – as it happened
And that's it for the day, with the covers still on. An extra half-hour will be added on tomorrow now. It's been England's day, in every way, though if we may be ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Cricket-England name unchanged squad for second Ashes test
LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes test at Lord's next week having thrashed Australia by ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
3
'New' England face Ashes acid test
London (AFP) - England will face the ultimate test of their stated desire to play bold and aggressive cricket as they bid to regain the Ashes from Australia in a ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US …
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General's report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
5
Stokes the hero as England win opening Test
Ben Stokes took two wickets in two balls to inspire England to victory over New Zealand by 124 runs on a pulsating final day of the first Test at Lord's. The fiery ... «Aljazeera.com, May 15»
6
Report: North Korea tests ballistic missile
Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) North Korea has carried out a successful underwater test of a ballistic missile, the North Korean state news agency reported. «CNN, May 15»
7
Pakistan thump Bangladesh to win Test series
Pakistan ended their disappointing tour of Bangladesh with a 328-run win in the second Test that also helped them win the series 1-0. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah ... «Aljazeera.com, May 15»
8
Brathwaite's ton frustrates England in second Test
Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for two at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. «Aljazeera.com, Apr 15»
9
Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State
Across New York state this week, some students are refusing to take a test, and they're not getting punished for it. The test is a Common Core-aligned, federally ... «NPR, Apr 15»
10
Anderson sets record in drawn opening Test
Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first Test in Antigua after James Anderson had become England's leading ... «Aljazeera.com, Apr 15»

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