Definition of testing ground noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    testing ground

    BrE BrE//ˈtestɪŋ ɡraʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtestɪŋ ɡraʊnd//
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  1. 1a place or situation used for testing new ideas and methods to see if they work Eastern Europe has been a testing ground for rapid economic reform.
  2. 2a place used for testing machines, etc. to see if they work correctly a piece of land in use as a tank testing ground
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: testing ground