examination vs test what difference

what is difference between examination and test

English

Etymology

From Middle English examinacioun, from Old French examinacion, from Latin exāminātiō.
Morphologically examine +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: ex‧am‧i‧na‧tion

Noun

examination (countable and uncountable, plural examinations)

  1. The act of examining.
  2. Particularly, an inspection by a medical professional to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury.
  3. A formal test involving answering written or oral questions under a time constraint and usually without access to textbooks.
  4. Interrogation.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • examine

Translations

Anagrams

  • exanimation


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • (South African) IPA(key): /test/

Etymology 1

From Middle English test, teste, from Old French test, teste (an earthen vessel, especially a pot in which metals were tried), from Latin testum (the lid of an earthen vessel, an earthen vessel, an earthen pot), from *terstus, past participle of the root *tersa (dry land). See terra, thirst.

Noun

test (plural tests)

  1. A challenge, trial.
  2. A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  3. (academia) An examination, given often during the academic term.
  4. A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
  5. (cricket, normally “Test”) A Test match.
  6. (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.
  7. (botany) Testa; seed coat.
  8. (obsolete) Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
Synonyms
  • (challenge, trial): See Thesaurus:test
  • (academics: examination): examination, quiz
Antonyms
  • (academics: examination): recess
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Descendants
Translations

Verb

test (third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. To challenge.
    Climbing the mountain tested our stamina.
  2. To refine (gold, silver, etc.) in a test or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  3. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try.
    to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument
    • September 17, 1796, George Washington, Farewell Address
      Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution.
  4. (academics) To administer or assign an examination, often given during the academic term, to (somebody).
  5. To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
  6. (copulative) To be shown to be by test.
    • 2015, Leta Stetter Hollingworth, Harry Levi Hollingworth, Children Above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet: Origin and Development
      It is probable that children who test above 180 IQ are actually present in our juvenile population in greater frequency than at the rate of one in a million.
  7. (chemistry) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent.
    to test a solution by litmus paper

Derived terms

  • test out
  • tried and tested
Descendants
  • German: testen
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English teste, from Old French teste, test and Latin testis (one who attests, a witness).

Noun

test (plural tests)

  1. (obsolete) A witness.
    • 1523-1525, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, Froissart’s Chronicles
      Prelates and great lords of England, who were for the more surety tests of that deed.

Verb

test (third-person singular simple present tests, present participle testing, simple past and past participle tested)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To attest (a document) legally, and date it.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To make a testament, or will.
Related terms
  • attest
  • contest
  • detest
  • protest

Etymology 3

Clipping of testosterone.

Noun

test (uncountable)

  1. (informal, slang, body building) testosterone

Further reading

  • test in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • test in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ETTs, Etts, TETS, TETs, Tets, sett, stet, tets

Breton

Noun

test

  1. witness

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Latin testum (earthenware pot), from testa (piece of burnt clay). Cognate with Spanish tiesto.

Noun

test m (plural testos)

  1. flowerpot
  2. potsherd
Related terms
  • testa

Etymology 2

From English test.

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test (exam or challenge)
Derived terms
  • testar
Related terms
  • tèster

Further reading

  • “test” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛst]
  • Hyphenation: test

Noun

test m inan

  1. test

Declension

Derived terms

  • testovat
  • testovací
  • testový

Further reading

  • test in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • test in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology

From English test.

Noun

test

  1. test (clarification of this definition is needed)

Further reading

  • “test” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛst/
  • Hyphenation: test
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English test.

Noun

test m (plural testen or tests, diminutive testje n)

  1. test
Synonyms
  • experiment
  • proef
Derived terms
  • geluidstest
  • piepjestest
  • praktijktest
  • shuttleruntest
  • sneltest
  • testen
Descendants
  • Indonesian: tes

Verb

test

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of testen
  2. imperative of testen

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch test, from Old French test, from Latin testum, from testa.

Noun

test m (plural testen or tests, diminutive testje n)

  1. A test, an earthen bowl or pot.
  2. A test, a cupel (used in smelting).
Derived terms
  • vergiettest
  • vuurtest
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: tessie

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛst/

Etymology 1

From Old French test, from Latin testum. The orthography of this form reflects semi-learned influence; compare the doublet têt.

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test, a cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
  2. (marine biology) test, the external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English test, itself from the same Old French test as above.

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. a test, a tryout, a review
Derived terms
  • tester

Further reading

  • “test” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hungarian

Etymology

Of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛʃt]
  • Hyphenation: test
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃt

Noun

test (plural testek)

  1. (anatomy) body
  2. (geometry) solid (three-dimensional figure)
  3. (algebra) field (commutative ring)

Declension

Derived terms

References

Further reading

  • test in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English test.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛst/

Noun

test m (invariable)

  1. test

Ladin

Noun

test m (plural [please provide])

  1. text

Latvian

Verb

test (?? missing information., ?? conj., pres. ??, past ??)

  1. to beat
  2. to knock about
  3. to flog

Maltese

Etymology

From English test, ultimately from Latin testum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛst/

Noun

test m (plural testijiet)

  1. test (examination)

Derived terms

  • ttesta (rare; usually għamel test as above)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From English test

Noun

test m (definite singular testen, indefinite plural tester, definite plural testene)

  1. a test
Derived terms
  • synstest
Related terms
  • teste

Etymology 2

Verb

test

  1. imperative of teste

References

  • “test” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English test

Noun

test m (definite singular testen, indefinite plural testar, definite plural testane)

  1. a test

Derived terms

  • synstest

References

  • “test” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin testum.

Noun

test m (oblique plural tez or tetz, nominative singular tez or tetz, nominative plural test)

  1. (uncountable) clay
  2. (countable) a pot, usually made out of clay

Descendants

  • French: test
  • French: têt
  • Middle English: test
    • English: test (see there for further descendants)
    • Scots: test
  • Middle High German: test
    • German: Test

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (test)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛst/

Noun

test m inan

  1. test

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

From French test.

Noun

test n (plural teste)

  1. test

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /têst/

Noun

tȅst m (Cyrillic spelling те̏ст)

  1. test (challenge, trial)
  2. test (academics)
  3. test (product examination)

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtest/, [ˈt̪est̪]

Noun

test m (plural tests)

  1. test
    Synonym: prueba

Swedish

Noun

test c or n

  1. a test, an examination, a trial
  2. a test, an attempt, an experiment
  3. a piece of hair c

Declension

Synonyms

  • examen
  • försök
  • experiment
  • prov
  • skrivning
  • tofs
  • tuss

Related terms

  • betatest
  • hårtest
  • testa

Anagrams

  • sett

Turkish

Etymology

From English test.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtest/
  • Hyphenation: test

Noun

test (definite accusative testi, plural testler)

  1. test

Declension

Derived terms


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