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test

noun [C]     /test/
A1 a way of discovering, by questions or practical activities, what someone knows, or what someone or something can do or is like: The class are doing/having a spelling test today. She had to take/do/sit an aptitude test before she got the job.Exams, tests and exercises B1 a medical examination of part of your body in order to find out how healthy it is or what is wrong with it: a blood/urine test an eye test a pregnancy test The doctors have done some tests to try and find out what's wrong with her.Medical examination an act of using something to find out if it is working correctly or how effective it is: The new missiles are currently undergoing tests.Testing, checking and experimenting B2 a situation that shows how good something is: Driving on that icy road was a real test of my skill.Testing, checking and experimenting a test match: Australia won the test by 197 runs.
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