a test that can be administered to oneself.
verb (used with object)
to administer a test to (oneself).
the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined; a means of trial.
the trial of the quality of something:
to put to the test.
a particular process or method for trying or assessing.
a set of questions, problems, or the like, used as a means of evaluating the abilities, aptitudes, skills, or performance of an individual or group; examination.
Psychology. a set of standardized questions, problems, or tasks designed to elicit responses for use in measuring the traits, capacities, or achievements of an individual.
the process of identifying or detecting the presence of a constituent of a substance, or of determining the nature of a substance, commonly by the addition of a reagent.
the reagent used.
an indication or evidence of the presence of a constituent, or of the nature of a substance, obtained by such means.
an oath or other confirmation of one’s loyalty, religious beliefs, etc.
British. a cupel for refining or assaying metals.
verb (used with object)
to subject to a test of any kind; try.
Chemistry. to subject to a chemical test.
Metallurgy. to assay or refine in a cupel.
verb (used without object)
to undergo a test or trial; try out.
to perform on a test:
People test better in a relaxed environment.
to conduct a test:
to test for diabetes.
to ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try
(often foll by for) to carry out an examination on (a substance, material, or system) by applying some chemical or physical procedure designed to indicate the presence of a substance or the possession of a property: to test food for arsenic, to test for magnetization
(intransitive) to achieve a specified result in a test: a quarter of the patients at the clinic tested positive for the AIDS virus
(transitive) to put under severe strain: the long delay tested my patience
test the water, to make an exploratory or initial approach; sound out
a method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing
a series of questions or problems designed to test a specific skill or knowledge: an intelligence test
a standard of judgment; criterion
a chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc
a chemical reagent used in such a procedure: litmus is a test for acids
the result of the procedure or the evidence gained from it: the test for alcohol was positive
(sport) See test match
(archaic) a declaration or confirmation of truth, loyalty, etc; oath
(modifier) performed as a test: test drive, test flight
the hard or tough outer covering of certain invertebrates and tunicates
a variant of testa
A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; an examination, or experiment.
A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained.
A reagent used to cause or promote such a change.
v. test·ed, test·ing, tests
To subject to a test; try.
To determine the presence or properties of a substance.
To administer a test.
To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test.
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adjective, thinner, thinnest. 1. having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice. 2. of small cross section in comparison with the length; slender: a thin wire. 3. having little flesh; spare; lean: a thin man. 4. composed of or containing objects, particles, etc., widely separated; sparse: thin […]
[self-tawr-ment, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈtɔr mɛnt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. an act or instance of tormenting oneself, as with worry or guilt.
noun 1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty. 2. a method of inflicting such pain. 3. Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone. 4. extreme anguish of body or mind; agony. 5. a cause of severe […]
[self-tuh-self] /ˈsɛlf təˈsɛlf/ adjective 1. autologous.