Pronunciation: ( —n.prē'test"; —v.prē-test'),[key] —n. 1. an advance or preliminary testing or trial, as of a new product.
2. a test given to determine if students are sufficiently prepared to begin a new course of study.
3. a test taken for practice.
—v.t. to give a pretest to (a student, product, etc.).
—v.i. to conduct a pretest: to pretest for consumer acceptance.