Definition of PSAT noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpiː es eɪ ˈtiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː es eɪ ˈtiː//
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(in the US) the abbreviation for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (a test taken by high school students in order to prepare for the SAT ) Culture The PSAT is sometimes called the PSAT/​NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/​National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), because students who do well can receive money from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to attend a college or university.