word-association test

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Definition of word-association test

: a test of personality and mental function in which the subject is required to respond to each of a series of words with the first word that comes to mind or with a word of a specified class of words (such as antonyms)

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Word-association test.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word-association%20test. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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word-association test

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Medical Definition of word-association test

: a test of personality and mental function in which the subject is required to respond to each of a series of words with the first word that comes to mind or with a word of a specified class of words (as antonyms)

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