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 for testing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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              Experience is the surest standard by which to test
              the real tendency of the existing constitution.
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     3. (Chem.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent;
        as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
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     4. To administer a test[8] to (someone) for the purpose of
        ascertaining a person's knowledge or skill; especially, in
        academic settings, to determine how well a student has
        learned the subject matter of a course of instruction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Testing \Test"ing\, n.
     1. The act of testing or proving; trial; proof.
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     2. (Metal.) The operation of refining gold or silver in a
        test, or cupel; cupellation.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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, testing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "testing":
     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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The process of exercising a product to identify
     differences between expected and actual behaviour.  Typically
     testing is bottom-up: unit testing and integration testing
     by developers, system testing by testers, and user
     acceptance testing by users.
     Test coverage attempts to assess how complete a test has
     2. The second stage in a generate and test search
     [{Jargon File]

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