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testing

the checking of raw materials, components and finished products to ensure that they meet specified performance standards. In principle all materials, components and products could be tested but in practice firms will usually only test a sample of such items. See QUALITY CONTROL. See also ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS TEST, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TEST MARKETING.
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And for his sake and for those like him, must I perfect MYSELF: therefore do I now avoid my happiness, and present myself to every misfortune--for MY final testing and recognition.
Here is my chance," I thought, "for testing the reverse action of the Magic Watch
Norbury to his brother Henry, who had joined him in Milan; and he was now at full liberty to amuse himself by testing in every possible way the extraordinary influence exercised over his relatives by the new hotel.