test period


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n test period a period of time during which someone or something is tested
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In literature:

How the Broncho Rider Boys carried themselves through this nerve-testing period makes intensely interesting leading.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Maybe Earth would let the three-generation colonists come on out without the total test period.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
A similar test over an equal period may then be conducted with the relief valve not water-sealed.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
The tests of verse assign it also to this period.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
The crucial test of her qualities came when I entered upon a long period of exhaustive effort.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
This was the test period and he had to wait it out.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
A story of Venice at a period when her strength and splendor were put to the severest tests.
"Corporal 'Lige's Recruit" by James Otis
An opportunity of testing this occurred at an early period.
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
At this period her courage and firmness were put to a severe test.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
Pupils who made no errors on the test may be excused from this study period, but not from the succeeding test.
"Lippincott's Horn-Ashbaugh Speller" by Ernest Horn

In news:

Two of our three test units failed during the review period.
Anxiety, denial, and the frustrations over waiting periods are among the reasons some don't get tested for HIV.
Organic Food To Be Tested Periodically .
The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test , which manufacturer Church & Dwight Co. Said can determine pregnancy up to six days before the day of a woman's missed period.
The US Coast Guard issued guidelines for periodic inspection and testing of immersion suits by ships' crews.
During the question-and-answer period that closed the sessions, a participant asked Microsoft SVP Steven Sinofsky whether Microsoft did any usability testing of Windows 7.
According to their data, 159 patients died during the 6.3-year study period, the majority of whom had low test scores.
Injured Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tested his mildly sprained right knee Wednesday morning during the short period of practice open to media.
Their adventures built up their confidence and were a test of whether they could live at close quarters for long periods.
PepsiCo Inc is testing a new mix of artificial sweeteners that lets the soda keep its taste for a longer period of time.
Welcome to American Diabetes Month, a time of free diabetes screening tests, specials on diabetes-related items, and a period in which diabetes gets a bit more media attention than usual.
The purpose of the exercises is to test firefighter readiness for this year's high fire hazard period.
Introduce middle schoolers to the concepts of potential and kinetic energy and pendulums and their periods by having them design, construct and test a skateboard park.
Over a period of one month, we tested skis on three lakes in varying conditions.
The Time Machine tests knowledge about musical time periods and the composers who composed in them.

In science:

If the precision was infinitely large, the periodic state could only be reached if no site induced the toppling of another site. I tested this conclusion by studying a system of linear size L = 100 with α = 0.1 and with the initial values of z randomly chosen from an interval of size 2α.
The complex scaling behavior of non--conserved self--organized critical systems
Conversely, however, the K-S test can only say that the distribution is consistent with a periodic signal.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
To avoid generating unconnected graphs, we periodically perform a connectivity test on G.
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
These authors found that the resulting sequences of normally distributed numbers fail the simple χ2 test, and attributed this finding to the (relatively) short period of the underlying PRNG (232 − 1).
Design Flaws in the Implementation of the Ziggurat and Monty Python methods (and some remarks on Matlab randn)
In figure 1 we present numerical results of the χ2 test done on 200 bins, evenly spaced in the interval [−7.0, 7.0] as done by Leong et al , for two other underlying PRNG’s with much longer periods, but whose output is computed via x+Tx.
Design Flaws in the Implementation of the Ziggurat and Monty Python methods (and some remarks on Matlab randn)