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1. A group of test activities based on specific test objectives aimed at specific characteristics of a component or system. [Reference: After TMap]

2. group of testing activities that are focused on specific quality characteristics
NOTE: A test type could be performed in a single test sub-process or could be performed across a number of test sub-processes (e.g. performance testing completed at a component test sub-process and also completed at a system test sub-process).
EXAMPLE: Security testing, functional testing, usability testing, and performance testing.