aptitude test

noun

: a standardized test designed to predict an individual's ability to learn certain skills

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 After high school, Jacobs took an aptitude test that showed a high proficiency for math and science, which earned him a scholarship to UC Los Angeles. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 After spending her firs two years of college considering other career paths including a music teacher and speech therapist, Tammy was introduced to aviation by way of an aptitude test and hasn’t looked back since. Rachaell Davis, Essence, 14 Oct. 2021 The aptitude test measured the basic musical skills of pitch, melody and rhythm discrimination. Cindi May, Scientific American, 21 May 2021 Sanford Wilbourn took an aptitude test in high school and the results pointed him toward a career in farming or engineering. Kimberly Dishongh, Arkansas Online, 21 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aptitude test was in 1919

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“Aptitude test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aptitude%20test. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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aptitude test

noun

: a standardized test designed to predict an individual's ability to learn certain skills compare intelligence test

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