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NOUN (3)

1. the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works;
- Example: "they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"

2. an examination of the characteristics of something;
- Example: "there are laboratories for commercial testing"
- Example: "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"

3. the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;
[syn: examination, testing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Test \Test\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tested; p. pr. & vb. n. Testing.] 1. (Metal.) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation. [1913 Webster] 2. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument. [1913 Webster] Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution. --Washington. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper. [1913 Webster] 4. To administer a test[8] to (someone) for the purpose of ascertaining a person's knowledge or skill; especially, in academic settings, to determine how well a student has learned the subject matter of a course of instruction. [PJC] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Testing \Test"ing\, n. 1. The act of testing or proving; trial; proof. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) The operation of refining gold or silver in a test, or cupel; cupellation. [1913 Webster] Testing machine (Engin.), a machine used in the determination of the strength of materials, as iron, stone, etc., and their behavior under strains of various kinds, as elongation, bending, crushing, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

testing n 1: the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works; "they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons" 2: an examination of the characteristics of something; "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox" 3: the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned [syn: examination, testing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "testing": R and D, analytic, control, control experiment, controlled experiment, cut and try, cut-and-try, empirical, empiricism, examinational, examinatorial, examining, experiment, experimental, experimental design, experimental method, experimental proof, experimentalism, experimentation, explorational, explorative, exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, groping, heuristic, hit and miss, hit-or-miss, indagative, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational, investigative, investigatory, noble experiment, pilot, pragmatism, probationary, probative, probatory, proving, provisional, research and development, rule of thumb, tentative, tentative method, tentativeness, test, trial, trial and error, trial-and-error, trying, verificatory, zetetic
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

test testing The process of exercising a product to identify differences between expected and actual behaviour. Typically testing is bottom-up: unit testing and integration testing by developers, system testing by testers, and user acceptance testing by users. Test coverage attempts to assess how complete a test has been. 2. The second stage in a generate and test search algorithm. [Jargon File] (2003-09-24)