sub·​test ˈsəb-ˌtest How to pronounce subtest (audio)
variants or less commonly sub-test
plural subtests also 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

Examples of subtest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The global Full Scale IQ measure is based on scores from all 11 subtests. Eka Roivainen, Scientific American, 28 Mar. 2023 The chatbot also performed well on the Similarities and Information subtests, reaching the maximum attainable scores. Eka Roivainen, Scientific American, 28 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subtest was in 1884

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“Subtest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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