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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paper bearing a student's work for an examination.
  • noun Paper saturated with a reagent, such as litmus, used in making chemical tests.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a paper impregnated with a chemical reagent, as litmus, and used for detecting the presence of certain substances, which cause a reaction and a change in the color of the paper.
  • noun In law, a document allowed to be used in a court of justice as a standard of comparison for determining a question of handwriting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a paper submitted to an examination by a student
  • noun chemistry a small piece of paper impregnated with a chemical indicator for making qualitative tests

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests
  • noun a written examination

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