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A test carried out on a machine, a component, or software before it is released for use, to ensure that it works properly.
- ‘For instance, designers can obtain body loads to test their components at the same time analysts obtain the chassis loads they need to set up their bench tests.’
- ‘Assessment of the potential role of autoCPAP therapy in the home is further complicated by differences in technical characteristics of devices from various manufacturers as recently suggested by bench tests.’
- ‘Each engine is assembled crankshaft to harness by an individual technician, who then bench tests it and affixes his personally signed plaque to it.’
- ‘The finer images also enable researchers to more accurately model and predict the behavior of materials on computers before time-consuming and expensive bench tests are conducted.’
- ‘Tests EPG conducts consist of bench tests, lab tests, field tests, and large-scale, geographically distributed SOS tests.’
- ‘In 1999 alone, [the company] performed more than 60 validation and bench tests on the products it reprocesses.’
- ‘First, some bench tests using back-projection reconstruction have demonstrated the superior consistency of this parameter to quantify impedance perturbations all over the image slice independently of its radial position.’
- ‘Following successful bench tests, it was being track tested in its 2004 season specification at Monza in September this year.’
1[with object] Run a bench test on:‘they are offering you the chance to bench-test their applications’
- ‘I took the old starter to Autozone and they bench tested it.’
- ‘Do you know if they bench tested the transmission?’
- 1.1[no object, with adverbial] Give particular results during a bench test:‘it bench-tests two times faster than the previous version’
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