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Test

The event of a price movement that approaches a support level or a resistance level established earlier by the market. A test is passed if prices do not go below the support or resistance level, and the test is failed if prices go on to new lows or highs.

test

The attempt by a stock price or a stock market average to break through a support level or a resistance level. For example, a stock that has declined to $20 on several occasions without moving lower may be expected to test this support level once again. Failing to fall below $20 one more time would be considered a successful test of the support level and a bullish sign for the stock.
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Kennedy's eloquent reaffirmation of the importance of church-state separation has stood the test of time.
It was above all else a rejection of the presumptive authority of the past, not a rejection of authority per se but of arbitrary authority whose sole claim was its having stood the test of time.
From his playing days with the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks to his legendary NBA title victories with Chicago and Los Angeles (including the 2002 championship crown), Jackson's "quiet energy' is a philosophical dichotomy that has stood the test of time.
He rightly points out that the film has stood the test of time, but the lack of recognition has clearly affected him.
I must have been going through a bit of a phase because 20 years on this has stood the test of time as a hugely enjoyable cult classic but it doesn't hold quite the same appeal for me.