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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Test  \Test\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  (Metal.)  To  refine,  as  gold  or  silver,  in  a  test,  or 
  cupel;  to  subject  to  cupellation. 
  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. 
  Experience  is  the  surest  standard  by  which  to  test 
  the  real  tendency  of  the  existing  constitution. 
  3.  (Chem.)  To  examine  or  try  as  by  the  use  of  some  reagent; 
  as  to  test  a  solution  by  litmus  paper. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Testing  \Test"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  testing  or  proving;  trial;  proof. 
  2.  (Metal.)  The  operation  of  refining  gold  or  silver  in  a 
  test,  or  cupel;  cupellation. 
  {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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  subjecting  to  experimental  test;  "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  testing  students  or  candidates  (as  by  questions) 
  [syn:  {examination}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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