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English definition of “pretest”

pretest

verb [T] (also pre-test)     /ˌpriːˈtest/
to do a test on a product, piece of equipment, etc. to make sure it works before it is sold or used: We pretested all the equipment before it was installed in the office. Before a questionnaire is finalized, it is always a good idea to get it pretested.
(Definition of pretest verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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