Testing machine(Engin.), a machine used in the determination of the strength of materials, as iron, stone, etc., and their behavior under strains of various kinds, as elongation, bending, crushing, etc.

(||Tes"tis) n.; pl. Testes [L.] (Anat.) A testicle.

(Tes"ton) n. A tester; a sixpence. [Obs.]

(Tes*tone") n. [Cf. Pg. testão, tostão. See Testoon.] A silver coin of Portugal, worth about sixpence sterling, or about eleven cents. Homans.

(Tes*toon") n. [It. testone. See Tester a coin.] An Italian silver coin. The testoon of Rome is worth 1s. 3d. sterling, or about thirty cents. Homans.

(Tes*tu"di*nal) a. [See Testudo.] (Zoöl.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a tortoise.

(Tes*tu`di*na"ri*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the shell of a tortoise; resembling a tortoise shell; having the color or markings of a tortoise shell.

5. (Jewish Antiq.) The two tables of the law.

Thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
Ex. xxv. 16.

6. Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre Scriptures.

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Ps. xix. 7.

Syn. — Proof; evidence; attestation; witness; affirmation; confirmation; averment. — Testimony, Proof, Evidence. Proof is the most familiar, and is used more frequently (though not exclusively) of facts and things which occur in the ordinary concerns of life. Evidence is a word of more dignity, and is more generally applied to that which is moral or intellectual; as, the evidences of Christianity, etc. Testimony is what is deposed to by a witness on oath or affirmation. When used figuratively or in a wider sense, the word testimony has still a reference to some living agent as its author, as when we speak of the testimony of conscience, or of doing a thing in testimony of our affection, etc. Testimony refers rather to the thing declared, evidence to its value or effect. "To conform our language more to common use, we ought to divide arguments into demonstrations, proofs, and probabilities; ba proofs, meaning such arguments from experience as leave no room for doubt or opposition." Hume. "The evidence of sense is the first and highest kind of evidence of which human nature is capable." Bp. Wilkins. "The proof of everything must be by the testimony of such as the parties produce." Spenser.

(Tes"ti*mo*ny) v. t. To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony. [Obs.] Shak.

(Tes"ti*ness) n. The quality or state of being testy; fretfulness; petulance.

Testiness is a disposition or aptness to be angry.

(Test"ing) n.

1. The act of testing or proving; trial; proof.

2. (Metal.) The operation of refining gold or silver in a test, or cupel; cupellation.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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