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Binet-Simon scale

[bih-ney-sahy-muh n; French bee-ne-see-mawn] /bɪˈneɪˈsaɪ mən; French bi nɛ siˈmɔ̃/
noun, Psychology.
a test for determining the relative development of intelligence, especially of children, consisting of a series of questions and tasks graded with reference to the ability of the normal child to deal with them at successive age levels.
Also called Binet-Simon test, Binet scale, Binet test.
Origin of Binet-Simon scale
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Perhaps the most successful single set of tests for mental deficiency is that known as the Binet-Simon scale.

    Being Well-Born Michael F. Guyer
British Dictionary definitions for Binet-Simon scale

Binet-Simon scale

(psychol) a test comprising questions and tasks, used to determine the mental age of subjects, usually children Also called Binet scale, Binet test See also Stanford-Binet test
Word Origin
C20: named after Alfred Binet (1857–1911) + Théodore Simon (1873–1961), French psychologists
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Binet-Simon scale in Medicine

Binet-Simon scale n.
An evaluation of the relative mental development of children by a series of psychological tests of intellectual ability. Also called Binet scale, Binet-Simon test, Binet test.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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