testing

Test, Testing

The word test is used as a noun and as a verb.

We need a definition of test that is context-neutral and the most suitable definition comes from the American Heritage Dictionary.

Test: (noun) a procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial

This statement seems to capture the essence of what is meant by a test – but there are three variations. Well this isn’t so bad I think, as all three taken together give us the foundations we need. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

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