verb (used with object)
to offer (a new product) for sale, usually in a limited area, in order to ascertain and evaluate consumer response.
Origin of test-market
First recorded in 1950–55
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the use of a representative segment of a total market for experimental purposes, as to test a new product about to be launched or a price change
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