test case

test case
noun Date: 1850 1. a representative case whose outcome is likely to serve as a precedent 2. a proceeding brought by agreement or on an understanding of the parties to obtain a decision as to the constitutionality of a statute

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  • test case — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms test case : singular test case plural test cases a legal case whose result will be used as a model for similar cases in the future …   English dictionary

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