[ noun pree-test; verb pree-test ]
/ noun ˈpriˌtɛst; verb priˈtɛst /
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.
verb (used with object)
to give a pretest to (a student, product, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to conduct a pretest: to pretest for consumer acceptance.
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British Dictionary definitions for pretest
/ (priːˈtɛst) /
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 pretest
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