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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The facility of every sort of test will be available in these labs having an automated system.
Conclusion Not convinced he wants this sort of test.
Coleman had said before the game that heading to Kiev was a "risk" given the sort of test posed by fellow Euro 2016 finalists Ukraine and the environment Wales were heading into.
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.
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.
These commentaries, according to Amin, lead some to think that what happened was some sort of test.
Still unanswered are questions about whether it's an official change in policy, a technical glitch or some sort of test by the usually disapproving Chinese Internet police.
It certainly wasn't the sort of test we were looking for but we had two good games earlier in the week.
These are the sort of Test match animals you are looking for.