test


test
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noun
1 examination of sb's knowledge/ability
ADJECTIVE
demanding, difficult, gruelling/grueling
easy, simple
fair, good, objective

This type of exam does not provide a fair test of the student's knowledge.

standardized
class (BrE), take-home (AmE)
listening, oral, practical, written
essay (AmE)
cloze, multiple-choice
aptitude, SAT™ (in the US)
intelligence, IQ, mental
achievement, endurance, proficiency

The recruits were put through a week of demanding endurance tests.

language, memory, spelling
placement

He scored well in the placement test and was put in the most advanced class.

driver's (AmE), driving, road (AmE)
screen

Three actors out of a hundred were chosen from the screen test.

VERB + TEST
do (BrE), sit (BrE), take

I took my driving test last week.

review for (AmE), revise for (BrE), study for
complete
pass
fail
give, set
administer
monitor
grade (esp. AmE), mark (esp. BrE)
TEST + NOUN
result, score
conditions

As a final practice for the exam, they had to write two essays under test conditions.

paper, questions
PREPOSITION
in a/the test (BrE), on a/the test (AmE)

a good mark in the test (BrE)

a good grade on the test (AmE)

test in

a test in mathematics

test on

a test on the French Revolution

2 experiment; medical examination
ADJECTIVE
exhaustive (esp. BrE), extensive, rigorous, stringent, thorough
initial, preliminary
routine, standard
statistical
empirical, experimental
field, lab (informal), laboratory
successful
negative, positive
medical
screening

screening tests for cancer

diagnostic
forensic

Forensic tests showed that the man had been poisoned.

eye, sight (BrE)
hearing
blood, DNA, genetic, skin, urine
dope (esp. BrE), drug, drugs (BrE)
fitness
breath, breathalyser/Breathalyzer™
Pap (AmE), Pap smear (AmE), smear (BrE)

a campaign advising women of the need for regular Pap/smear tests

AIDS, HIV
pregnancy
paternity
personality, psychological, psychometric
ink-blot, Rorschach
lie-detector, polygraph
means
flight, road, safety
crash
atomic, nuclear
alpha, beta

The new system goes into beta test this month.

… OF TESTS
number, series

She had a series of blood tests.

VERB + TEST
have, undergo
carry out, conduct, do, perform, run

Rigorous safety tests are being carried out on the new jet.

apply, use

The judge applied the wrong test in coming to his decision.

The test used in detecting the disease carries its own risks.

fail

Three athletes were sent home after failing drugs tests.

TEST + VERB
take place
confirm sth, demonstrate sth, indicate sth, measure sth, reveal sth, show sth

The urine test showed some sort of infection.

prove negative, prove positive
come into force

The new safety test came into force last month.

be designed to

a test designed to detect bowel cancer

TEST + NOUN
result

a negative/positive test result

data, statistics
conditions

The machine refused to perform correctly under test conditions.

bed, platform

The company is using the library as a test bed for its new software.

range, site

protesters at nuclear test sites

facility
drive, flight, run

He's taken the car out on a test run.

driver, pilot
aircraft, car
trial

The new drink went down well in the test trials.

methods, procedures
system
performance
subject
equipment, instruments, kit, machine
samples, substances
strip

Dip the test strip in the urine sample.

programme/program
period, phase, stage

The software is still at the test stage.

ban

negotiations on a nuclear test ban

session

Subjects had to attend ten test sessions on different days.

certificate (BrE)

The vehicle did not have a current test certificate at the time of the accident.

case

This was the first action taken by a cancer sufferer against a tobacco company, and was seen as a test case.

PREPOSITION
test for

a test for diabetes

test on

a test on the engine

3 shows how good, strong, effective, etc. sb/sth is
ADJECTIVE
good
critical, crucial, key, real, supreme, true, ultimate, vital (esp. BrE)

a real test of character

serious, severe, stiff, tough
simple
objective
subjective
political
VERB + TEST
pose, provide

The calls for tax reform pose a severe test for the government.

put sb/sth to the test

The pay dispute has really put her management skills to the test.

face

The new president is facing his toughest political test so far.

TEST + NOUN
case
PHRASES
the acid test, the litmus test (= a way of deciding whether sth is successful or true)

Whether he would accept a pay cut would be the acid test of his loyalty to the company.

stand the test of time

Whether this new technology will stand the test of time remains to be seen.

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verb
1 examine sth to find out if it is working/what it is like
ADVERB
adequately, properly

The product had not been adequately tested before being put on the market.

extensively, fully, rigorously, thoroughly
systematically
periodically, regularly, routinely

You should test your brakes regularly.

independently, individually, separately
simultaneously
formally
successfully

The exercise successfully tested the procedures for dealing with a serious oil spillage.

clinically
empirically, experimentally, scientifically

the importance of empirically tested research

statistically
out

a good way to test out his hypothesis

VERB + TEST
decide to

We decided to test the theory experimentally.

attempt to, seek to, try to
be designed to, be intended to
be used to
be difficult to

It is difficult to test a potential cure when a disease is ill-defined.

PREPOSITION
for

Squeeze the fruit to test for ripeness.

on

We only sell products that have not been tested on animals.

PHRASES
get sth tested, have sth tested

I'm having my eyes tested this week.

test negative/positive

Two of the athletes tested positive for illegal drugs.

test sth to the limit

The training tested his body to the very limit.

tried and tested

tried and tested techniques

2 require all sb's strength, ability, resources, etc.
ADVERB
seriously, severely, sorely

Neither player was seriously tested in the contest.

There were times when my temper was sorely tested.

Test is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑researcher
Test is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑accuracy, ↑alarm, ↑approach, ↑assumption, ↑authenticity, ↑bomb, ↑device, ↑drug, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑endurance, ↑equipment, ↑eye, ↑feasibility, ↑hypothesis, ↑idea, ↑knowledge, ↑limit, ↑loyalty, ↑microphone, ↑missile, ↑patience, ↑possibility, ↑prediction, ↑product, ↑proposition, ↑prototype, ↑quality, ↑reflex, ↑sample, ↑skill, ↑strain, ↑strength, ↑suitability, ↑system, ↑theory, ↑validity, ↑viability

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