examiner vs tester what difference

what is difference between examiner and tester

English

Etymology

examine +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əɡˈzæmɪnɚ/.

Noun

examiner (plural examiners)

  1. A person who investigates someone or something.
  2. A person who sets an examination.
  3. A person who marks an examination.

Related terms

  • cross-examiner

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin exāmināre, present active infinitive of exāminō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡ.za.mi.ne/

Verb

examiner

  1. to examine

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Romanian: examina

Further reading

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

Latin

Verb

exāminer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of exāminō

Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin exāmināre, present active infinitive of exāminō.

Verb

examiner

  1. to question (pose questions to)
  2. to torture
  3. to consider; to ponder; to weigh up

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related terms

  • examinateur
  • examination
  • examineor

References

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


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɛstə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛstə(r)

Etymology 1

Probably from Old French testre, from Latin testa.

Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. A canopy over a bed.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.13:
      And I could as hardly spare my gloves as my shirt, or forbeare washing of my hands both in the mornng and rising from the table, or lye in a bed without a testerne and curtaines about it, as of most necessary things.
    • October 3, 1743, Horace Walpole, letter to Horace Mann
      No tester to the bed, and the saddles and portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold.
  2. Something that overhangs something else; especially a canopy or soundboard over a pulpit.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 11:
      With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.

Etymology 2

From test +‎ -er.

Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. A person who administers a test.
  2. A device used for testing.
  3. (Australia, slang, obsolete) A punishment of 25 lashes (strokes of a whip) across a person′s back.
  4. A sample of perfume available in a shop for customers to try before they buy.
  5. (cycling) A cyclist who focuses on success in time trials.
Synonyms
  • (punishment) Botany Bay dozen
Hyponyms
  • software tester
Translations

Etymology 3

For testern, teston, from French teston, from Old French teste (the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin). See tester (a covering), and compare testone, testoon.

Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. An old French silver coin.
  2. (Britain, slang, dated) A sixpence.
    Synonyms: teston, tizzy

References

Anagrams

  • Setter, Street, Teters, retest, setter, street

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛs.te/

Etymology 1

test +‎ -er

Verb

tester

  1. to test
Conjugation

Etymology 2

From Latin testor.

Verb

tester

  1. (law) to write one’s will

Further reading

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

Latin

Verb

tester

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of testor

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

tester m

  1. indefinite plural of test

Verb

tester

  1. present of teste

Romanian

Etymology

From English tester.

Noun

tester n (plural testere)

  1. tester

Declension


Swedish

Noun

tester

  1. indefinite plural of test

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