test

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test is part of the Basic English 850.
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test is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
test

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
test

Plural
tests

  1. A test is writing that many learners do in a room at the same time so that people are able to see how much knowledge the learners have.
    I'm happy because I got a high mark on the test.
  2. A test is something someone does to see if something works.
    The person did a good test of the machine by pushing all the buttons and watching the machine.

Verb[change]

Plain form
test

Third-person singular
tests

Past tense
tested

Past participle
tested

Present participle
testing

  1. (transitive) The action of testing; to try something out to see whether it works.
    He tested the software many times.