pretest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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pretestnoun [C]

(also pre-test) uk   us   /ˈpriːtest/
a ​test that is done on a ​product, ​piece of ​equipment, etc. to make sure it ​works before it is ​sold or used: The ​company was ​advised to carry out pretests on all ​electricalgoods.

pretestverb [T]

(also pre-test) uk   us   /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.
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