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# Frequency vs Test - What's the difference?

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## As nouns the difference between frequency and test

is that frequency is (uncountable) the rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period while test is .

# frequency

## English

### Noun

(frequencies)
• (uncountable) The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.
• * With growing confidence, the Viking’s raids increased in frequency .
• * The frequency of bus service has been improved from 15 to 12 minutes.
• (uncountable) The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.
• * The FAQ addresses questions that come up with some frequency .
• * The frequency of the visits was what annoyed him.
• (countable) The quotient of the number of times $n$ a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time $t$ in which it occurs: $f = n / t$.
• * The frequency of the musical note A above middle C is 440 oscillations per second.
• * ''The frequency of a wave is its velocity $v$ divided by its wavelength $\lambda$: $f = v / \lambda$.
• * Broadcasting live at a frequency of 98.3 megahertz, we’re your rock alternative!
• * The frequency for electric power in the Americas is generally 60 Hz rather than 50.
• (statistics) number of times an event occurred in an experiment (absolute frequency)
• #### Synonyms

* (rate of occurrence) oftenness

#### Antonyms

* (rate of occurrence) period

* cadence * commonness * occurrence * periodicity

# test

## English

### Etymology 1

From (etyl) ; see terra, thirst.

#### Noun

(en noun)
• A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
• A , trial.
• * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
• , author=Colin Allen , title=Do I See What You See? , volume=100, issue=2, page=168 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.}}
• A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
• A Test match.
• (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars]] and sea urchins.
• (botany) Testa; seed coat.
• Judgment; distinction; discrimination.
• * Dryden
• Who would excel, when few can make a test / Betwixt indifferent writing and the best?
##### Synonyms
* (challenge) challenge, trial * (sense) quiz, examination
##### Antonyms
* (challenge) breeze * (sense) recess
##### Derived terms
* acid test * babysitter test * blood test * flame test * inkblot test * litmus test * nose test * Rorschach test * smell test * smoke test * sniff test * stress test * test case * tester * test tube
##### Descendants
* German: (l) * Dutch: (l)

#### Verb

(en verb)
• To refine (gold, silver, etc.) in a test or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
• To .
• Climbing the mountain tested our stamina.
• To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try.
• to test''' the soundness of a principle; to '''test the validity of an argument
• * Washington
• Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution.
• To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
• * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Charles T. Ambrose
• , title= Alzheimer’s Disease , volume=101, issue=3, page=200, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.}}
• (copulative) To be shown to be by test.
• (chemistry) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent.
• to test a solution by litmus paper
##### Descendants
* German: (l)

### Etymology 2

From (etyl) tester, from (etyl) .

#### Noun

(en noun)
• (obsolete) A witness.
• * Ld. Berners
• Prelates and great lords of England, who were for the more surety tests of that deed.

#### Verb

(en verb)
• (obsolete) To make a testament, or will.
• ### Anagrams

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