intelligence test

intelligence test
noun Date: 1914 a test designed to determine the relative mental capacity of a person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • intelligence test — n. a standardized series of problems intended to test the relative intelligence of an individual …   English World dictionary

  • intelligence test — Psychol. any of various tests, as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or the Stanford Binet test, designed to measure the intellectual capacity of a person. Cf. achievement test. [1910 15] * * * ▪ psychology       series of tasks designed to… …   Universalium

  • intelligence test — noun a psychometric test of intelligence (Freq. 3) they used to think that intelligence is what an intelligence test tests • Syn: ↑IQ test • Hypernyms: ↑test, ↑mental test, ↑mental testing, ↑psych …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intelligence test — A questionnaire or series of exercises designed to measure intelligence. It is generally understood that intelligence tests are less a measure of innate ability to learn as of what the person tested has already learned. There are many types of… …   Medical dictionary

  • intelligence test — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms intelligence test : singular intelligence test plural intelligence tests a test that aims to measure how good someone is at understanding problems and thinking about them in a controlled way …   English dictionary

  • intelligence test — Synonyms and related words: Bernreuter personality inventory, Binet Simon test, Brown personality inventory, Goldstein Sheerer test, IQ, IQ test, Kent mental test, Minnesota preschool scale, Oseretsky test, Rorschach test, Stanford revision,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intelligence test — a standardized assessment procedure for the determination of intellectual ability. The score produced is usually expressed as an intelligence quotient. Most tests present a series of different kinds of problems to be solved. The best known are… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • intelligence test — in telligence ,test noun count a test that aims to measure how good someone is at understanding problems and thinking about them in a controlled way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intelligence test — psychological test designed to measure the mental ability of an individual …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intelligence test — intel′ligence test n. psl any of various tests designed to measure the relative intellectual capacity of a person • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

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