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test

  
[1]  
      vb  
1    to ascertain (the worth, capability, or endurance) of (a person or thing) by subjection to certain examinations; try  
2    often foll by: for   to carry out an examination on (a substance, material, or system) by applying some chemical or physical procedure designed to indicate the presence of a substance or the possession of a property  
to test food for arsenic, to test for magnetization     
3    intr   to achieve a specified result in a test  
a quarter of the patients at the clinic tested positive for the AIDS virus     
4    tr   to put under severe strain  
the long delay tested my patience     
5    test the water   to make an exploratory or initial approach; sound out  
      n  
6    a method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing  
7    a series of questions or problems designed to test a specific skill or knowledge  
an intelligence test     
8    a standard of judgment; criterion  
9   
a    a chemical reaction or physical procedure for testing a substance, material, etc.  
b    a chemical reagent used in such a procedure  
litmus is a test for acids     
c    the result of the procedure or the evidence gained from it  
the test for alcohol was positive     
10      (Sport)      See       test match  
11    Archaic   a declaration or confirmation of truth, loyalty, etc.; oath  
12    modifier   performed as a test  
test drive, test flight     
     (C14 (in the sense: vessel used in treating metals): from Latin testum earthen vessel)  
  testable      adj  
  testability      n  
  testing      adj  
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Magnetic Test
Non destructive test method, abreviation in accordance with norm EN4179 or NAS410
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Ultrasonic Test
Non destructive test method, abreviation in accordance with norm EN4179 or NAS410
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Eddy current Test
Non destructive test method, abreviation in accordance with norm EN4179 or NAS410
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Penetrate Test
Non destructive test method, abreviation in accordance with norm EN4179 or NAS410
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Radiographic Test
Non destructive test method, abreviation in accordance with norm EN4179 or NAS410
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts

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