subtest

noun sub·test \ ˈsəb-ˌtest \
variants: or less commonly sub-test
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subtest

plural subtests or sub-tests
: a test that is part of a larger test
  • The program has the machine perform one of these subtests dozens of times, each time with different data, and then tells it to go on to the next subtest.
  • —Tracy Kidder
  • A child's scores on these subtests are added up, and the tester converts the total to an IQ …
  • —Ulric Neisser

First Known Use of subtest

1884


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