One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we'll be conducting a series of scientific tests’
trial, experiment, pilot study, try-out
check, examination, assessment, evaluation, appraisal, investigation, inspection, analysis, scrutiny, scrutinization, study, probe, exploration
audition, screen test
2‘candidates may be required to take a test’
paper, set of questions
North American quiz
3‘the test of a good sparkling wine is the length of time the bubbles last in the glass’
criterion, proof, indication, yardstick, touchstone, standard, measure, litmus test, barometer
1‘during the summer, a small-scale prototype was tested’
try out, trial, carry out trials on, put to the test, put through its paces, experiment with, pilot
check, examine, assess, evaluate, appraise, investigate, analyse, scrutinize, study, probe, explore
2‘such behaviour would severely test any marriage’
put a strain on, strain, tax, try, make demands on, stretch
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