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road testnoun [C]

 us   /ˈroʊd ˌtest/
  • road test noun [C] (DRIVING TEST)

an ​official test of ​drivingskill that must be ​passed in ​order to ​obtain a driver's ​license
  • road test noun [C] (VEHICLE TEST)

a test of a new ​vehicle, ​machine, or ​idea to ​see how well it ​works: The ​truckcurrently is ​undergoing a seven-day road test and ​initialreports are good.
(Definition of road test from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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road testnoun [C]

uk   /ˈrəʊd ˌtest/  us   /ˈroʊd ˌtest/
  • road test noun [C] (TEST FOR CAR/DRIVER)

If you give a ​car a ​roadtest, you ​drive it to ​testitssafety or how well it ​works.
US a ​test of a driver's ​ability to ​control a ​vehicle, which must be ​passed in ​order to get ​officialpermission to ​drive
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  • road test noun [C] (TEST OF PRODUCT/IDEA)

the ​act of ​trying something such as a ​product or ​idea, in ​order to ​find out whether it ​works well: We ​ran a ​roadtest on two new ​digitalradios.

road testverb [T]

(also road-test)
to ​try something such as a ​product or ​idea, in ​order to ​find out whether it ​works well: The ​company may ​offerfreesamples of ​its skincare ​products so you can ​roadtest them. The ​author road-tested her children's ​stories on her own ​kids.
(Definition of road test from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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