Meaning of “aptitude test” in the English Dictionary

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"aptitude test" in British English

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aptitude testnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæp.tɪ.tjuːd ˌtest/ us /ˈæp.tə.tuːd ˌtest/

a test to find out if someone has a natural ability for a particular type of work:

I had to take an aptitude test before I began training as a nurse.

(Definition of “aptitude test” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aptitude test" in American English

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aptitude testnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæp·tɪˌtud ˌtest/

a test that measures your ability to succeed at something

(Definition of “aptitude test” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"aptitude test" in Business English

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aptitude testnoun [ C ]

uk us HR

a test to find out whether someone has a natural ability for a particular type of work:

Some companies conduct aptitude tests to detect the best job candidates.

(Definition of “aptitude test” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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