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test
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
1. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
2. Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
3. Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
4. That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
7. A witness.
8. Alt. of Testa
9. A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. 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.
3. To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
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