pretest

pretest

[n. pree-test; v. pree-test]
noun
1.
an advance or preliminary testing or trial, as of a new product.
2.
a test given to determine if students are sufficiently prepared to begin a new course of study.
3.
a test taken for practice.
verb (used with object)
4.
to give a pretest to (a student, product, etc.).
verb (used without object)
5.
to conduct a pretest: to pretest for consumer acceptance.

Origin:
1945–50; pre- + test

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pretest (priːˈtɛst)
 
vb
1.  to test (something) before presenting it to its intended public or client
 
n
2.  the act or instance of pretesting

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