word-association test

noun
word-as·​so·​ci·​a·​tion test | \ ˈwərd-ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən- How to pronounce word-association test (audio) , -shē- \

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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Recent Examples on the Web An ensuing word-association test devolved into an increasingly dangerous exchange of racial slurs. Washington Post, 19 May 2021

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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word-association test

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\ ˈwərd- How to pronounce word-association test (audio) \

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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