test bed

test bed
noun
a place equipped with instruments for testing (e.g. engines or machinery or computer programs etc.) under working conditions
Hypernyms: ↑workplace, ↑work

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test bed noun
1. An iron framework on which a machine is placed for testing
2. Anything with a similar purpose (also figurative)
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Main Entry:test

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test bed UK US noun [countable] [singular test bed plural test beds]
a place or a piece of equipment used for testing a machine
Thesaurus: equipment used in scientific researchhyponym

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test bed,
1. a base to hold equipment for testing: »

the difficulties…uncovered by operating experience with prototype reactors in ground test beds (Scientific American).

2. an aircraft or rocket to test engines.

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n. a piece of equipment used for testing new machinery, esp. aircraft engines

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ˈtest bed 7 [test bed test beds] noun
a piece of equipment used for testing new machinery, especially aircraft engines: (figurative)

The country is an ideal test bed for emerging technologies.


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