AskDefine | Define testing

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works; "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 giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned [syn: examination]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of test

Extensive Definition

Test, TEST or Tester may refer to:

People with the surname Tester

surname Tester
  • Jon Tester, Democratic Junior Senator from Montana, USA
  • Ralph Tester, head of a section at British codebreaking station Bletchley Park

See also

testing in Czech: Testování
testing in Danish: Test
testing in German: Test (Begriffsklärung)
testing in French: Test
testing in Korean: 시험
testing in Lithuanian: Testas
testing in Dutch: Test
testing in Japanese: テスト
testing in Norwegian: Test
testing in Polish: Test
testing in Portuguese: Teste
testing in Kölsch: Test (Watt ėßß datt?)
testing in Romanian: Testarea
testing in Russian: Тест (значения)
testing in Swedish: Test
testing in Ukrainian: Тест

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

R and D, analytic, control, control experiment, controlled experiment, cut and try, cut-and-try, empirical, empiricism, examinational, examinatorial, examining, experiment, experimental, experimental design, experimental method, experimental proof, experimentalism, experimentation, explorational, explorative, exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, groping, heuristic, hit and miss, hit-or-miss, indagative, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational, investigative, investigatory, noble experiment, pilot, pragmatism, probationary, probative, probatory, proving, provisional, research and development, rule of thumb, tentative, tentative method, tentativeness, test, trial, trial and error, trial-and-error, trying, verificatory, zetetic
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