Definition of Binet–Simon test in US English:

Binet–Simon test

(also Binet test)


  • A test used to measure intelligence, especially that of children.

    • ‘An examinee's final score on the Binet test is based on the subset of items that she/he answered correctly.’
    • ‘Another problem is that most studies use only one measure of cognitive abilities and development typically an IQ traditional, standardized test, such as the Wechsler Scales or the Stanford Binet test.’
    • ‘In 1916, a Binet test was administered to a prisoner on trial for murder.’
    • ‘They administered these items, along with Terman's recently standardized Stanford Binet test, to a large number of men.’
    • ‘Later on, an American psychologist named Lewis Terman coined the term Intelligence Quotient for Stern's Binet test scoring system.’
    • ‘Stanford University professor and psychologist Lewis M. Terman saw certain flaws in the Binet test and made major revisions to it.’


Early 20th century: named after Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon (see Binet, Alfred).


Binet–Simon test

/biˌnāˈsīmən ˌtest/