testing


testing
[[t]te̱stɪŋ[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED A testing problem or situation is very difficult to deal with and shows a lot about the character of the person who is dealing with it.

The most testing time is undoubtedly in the early months of your return to work...

The papers in maths and English are very testing.

2) N-UNCOUNT Testing is the activity of testing something or someone in order to find out information.

...product testing and labelling...

The National Collegiate Athletic Association introduced drug testing in the mid-1980s.


English dictionary. 2008.

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