1. Procedure used to determine one or more characteristics of a given product, process, or service according to a specified procedure for conformity assessment. A test may be an operational test or a non-operating test (for example, an inspection).
Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), https://pages.nist.gov/ElectionGlossary/
2. Technical operation that consists of the determination of one or more characteristics of a given product, process or service according to a specified procedure. Version 1.0 Volume I: Voting System Performance Guidelines Appendix A: Glossary A-18.
Source: Glossary of terms database, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, https://www.eac.gov/glossary/