sort of test

'sort of' test

Lab medicine A popular term for a test with a low level of sensitivity that 'sort of' (possibly; with broad caveats) suggests a particular diagnostic entity. Cf Confirmatory test.
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What sort of test will Shrewsbury be for Cardiff City?
On the face of it, that is a big plus, but one or two of this group could pose a significant threat since Dundalk represents a different sort of test, and all five have winning form at the venue.
No question it is good that we got a sort of test in our first game.
In 2009 the court was told that of the 17,000 "suspicious" phone numbers being used to query metadata information, only about 2,000 had passed any sort of test for the "reasonable, articulable suspicion" the court required.
We would like to appeal to him that Prithviraj Chavan is having a sort of test, an examination.
That's just the sort of test we need at this stage of our preparation.
It's the sort of test Australia, during their dominance of cricket, would routinely pass.
Mowbray expects Boro to face a similar sort of test to that which Blackpool posed at the Riverside last month, as Brighton play in a similar fashion.
Rovers will be looking for the same sort of test they were set by the bright young prospects of Manchester United's reserve side a week ago - and that could mean another footballing treat for spectators.
12 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 on Philippe Chatrier and had to come through the sort of test that will stand her title bid in good stead.
The pitch is usually pretty heavy and it'll be a different sort of test to our last two games.
These commentaries, according to Amin, lead some to think that what happened was some sort of test.