test

test

test noun

  1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial: a test of one’s eyesight; subjecting a hypothesis to a test; a test of an athlete’s endurance.
  2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
  3. A basis for evaluation or judgment: “A test of democratic government is how Congress and the president work together” (Haynes Johnson).
  4. Chemistry. (a). A physical or chemical change by which a substance may be detected or its properties ascertained. (b). A reagent used to cause or promote such a change. ©. A positive result obtained.
    5.A cupel.

test verb
test·ed, test·ing, tests
verb, transitive

1.To subject to a test; try: tested the pen by scribbling on scrap paper; testing each mango for ripeness by pressing and smelling it; testing job applicants.
2. (a). To determine the presence or properties of (a substance). (b). To assay (metal) in a cupel.

verb, intransitive

  1. To undergo a test.
  2. To administer a test: test for acid content; test for the presence of an antibody.
  3. To achieve a score or rating on tests: took the entrance examinations and tested high.
  4. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test: test positive for the tubercle bacillus.
    [Middle English, cupel, from Old French, pot, from Latin testu, testum.]

Slow day, eh, UncleBeer?

Thank you, Uncle Beer for correctly interpreting my OP, which should’ve read:

Slow day? Naw. New dictionary.

A test?

checking sumpin

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Now those are difficult to differentiate.