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stress test


1A test of cardiovascular capacity made by monitoring the heart rate during a period of increasingly strenuous exercise: the stress test suggested that he had coronary artery disease you may need to have a stress test to check out your heart
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  • No one can begin exercising before passing the stress test.
  • Adams has since stepped up his physical exams to twice a year, requesting chest x-rays, an EKG, and a stress test if he senses anything unusual.
  • So I went back to see my doctor and he said, get a stress test.
1.1A test designed to assess how well a system functions when subjected to greater than normal amounts of stress or pressure: the biggest banks are getting a financial stress test to see if they can withstand a deep recession
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  • However, Powell said the U.S. will forge ahead by sending teams of "engineers" to the location to conduct a series of stress tests.
  • Our recent experience in coping with economic changes has provided more than one stress test of the macroeconomic models that are in use in our institutions.
  • Hurley told this newspaper that all Irish banks and lenders will next month be subject to a financial shocks 'stress test'.


(stress-test) [with object]
Subject to a stress test: industry regulators unveiled plans to stress-test the nation’s largest banks
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  • Jones argued that operators need to stress-test the functionality on their web sites, down to the transactional level to properly gauge performance.
  • Just as interest rates change from time to time so, too, does the benchmark rate against which we stress test.
  • This month, when most of the City is worried about their jobs, the FSA is busy stress-testing "severe weather".

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