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noun [C]  us   /test/
a set of questions or practical activities that show what someone knows or what someone or something can do or is like: a spelling test A test is also a medical examination of part of your body or of something from your body: an eye test a DNA test A test is also an act of using something to find out whether it is working correctly or how effective it is: a safety test


verb [T]  us   /test/
to use a set of questions or practical activities to measure someone's knowledge and ability: Multiple-choice questions tested the studentsknowledge. To test something is to use it in order to find out whether it is working correctly or how effective it is: We test every component we make. To test people or things can also be to present them with a situation which shows how good they are at dealing with difficulties: His generation was tested by a world war.
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