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aptitude test

noun
1.
any of various tests given to measure abilities, as manual dexterity, visual acuity, reasoning, or verbal comprehension, and used to assist in the selection of a career.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for aptitude test

aptitude test

noun
1.
a test designed to assess a person's ability to do a particular type of work
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aptitude test in Medicine

aptitude test ap·ti·tude test (āp'tĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
n.
An occupation-oriented test for evaluating intelligence, achievement, and interest.

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Encyclopedia Article for aptitude test

examination that attempts to determine and measure a person's ability to acquire, through future training, some specific set of skills (intellectual, motor, and so on). The tests assume that people differ in their special abilities and that these differences can be useful in predicting future achievements.

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