test bed
noun Date: 1914 a vehicle (as an airplane) used for testing new equipment (as engines or weapons systems); broadly any device, facility, or means for testing something in development

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  • test bed — test beds N COUNT A test bed is a piece of equipment used for testing new machines …   English dictionary

  • test bed — test ,bed noun count a place or piece of equipment used for testing a machine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 * * * test bed noun 1. An iron framework on which a machine is placed for testing 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • test bed — i. A base, mount, or frame within or upon which a piece of equipment, especially an engine, is secured for testing. ii. A flying vehicle that carries the item to be tested in the air and is called a flying test bed. Transport aircraft acting as… …   Aviation dictionary

  • test bed — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms test bed : singular test bed plural test beds a place or a piece of equipment used for testing a machine …   English dictionary

  • test bed — bandymų stendas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. test bed; test desk; test stand vok. Prüfstand, m; Probestand, m rus. испытательный стенд, m; стенд для испытаний, m pranc. banc d essai, m; banc d épreuve, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • test bed — bandymų stendas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. test bed; test desk; test stand vok. Prüffeld, n; Prüfstand, m; Probestand, m rus. испытательный стенд, m; стенд для испытаний, m pranc. banc d’essai, m; banc d’épreuve, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • test bed — noun Any venue, setup, etc. used for experimentation, testing, proving a concept, etc. Since that set of articles is already fairly complete, they might serve as a good test bed for the different organizational systems we want to try …   Wiktionary

  • test bed — Mattresses are tested in a test bed …   English expressions

  • Test bed — Плита [опора] для отладки (оборудования) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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