Binet-Simon scale

[ bih-ney-sahy-muhn; French bee-ne-see-mawn ]
/ bɪˈneɪˈsaɪ mən; French bi nɛ siˈmɔ̃ /
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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.



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Also called Binet-Simon test, Binet scale, Binet test .

Origin of Binet-Simon scale

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for Binet-Simon scale

Binet-Simon scale
/ (ˈbiːneɪˈsaɪmən) /


psychol a test comprising questions and tasks, used to determine the mental age of subjects, usually childrenAlso called: Binet scale, Binet test See also Stanford-Binet test

Word Origin for Binet-Simon scale

C20: named after Alfred Binet (1857–1911) + Théodore Simon (1873–1961), French psychologists
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Medical definitions for Binet-Simon scale

Binet-Simon scale


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