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means testingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmiːnz ˌtes.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈmiːnz ˌtes.tɪŋ/
means test
noun [C] uk   /ˈmiːnz ˌtest/  us   /ˈmiːnz ˌtest/
means-test
verb [T] uk   /ˈmiːnz ˌtest/  us   /ˈmiːnz ˌtest/
Should we means-test for Social Security benefits?
means-tested
adjective uk   /ˈmiːnz ˌtes.tɪd/  us   /ˈmiːnz ˌtes.tɪd/
means-tested benefits
(Definition of means testing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"means-testing" in Business English

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means-testingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmiːnzˌtestɪŋ/ GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
the measuring of people's income in order to decide who gets money from the government for medical care, education, legal services, etc. or how much people get: The government may introduce means-testing for eligibility for a state pension.abolish/end/abandon means-testing Ending means-testing would make the system easier to administer.
(Definition of means-testing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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