from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument admitted as a standard or comparison of handwriting in those jurisdictions in which comparison of hands is permitted as a mode of proving handwriting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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