[noun pree-test; verb pree-test]
- an advance or preliminary testing or trial, as of a new product.
- a test given to determine if students are sufficiently prepared to begin a new course of study.
- a test taken for practice.
- to give a pretest to (a student, product, etc.).
- to conduct a pretest: to pretest for consumer acceptance.
Origin of pretest
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- to test (something) before presenting it to its intended public or client
- the act or instance of pretesting
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Word Origin and History for pre-testing
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