Meaning of pretest

pre•test

Pronunciation: (n.prē'test"v.prē&sylptest'), [key]
— n.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to give a pretest to (a student, product, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to conduct a pretest: to pretest for consumer acceptance.
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