Prior to taking a test.
A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason; a pretense.
‘The reporter called the company on the pretext of trying to resolve a consumer complaint.’;
A preliminary test, given in advance of instruction or evaluation.
To employ a pretext, which involves using a false or contrived purpose for soliciting the gain of something else.
‘The spy obtained his phone records using possibly-illegal pretexting methods.’;
(transitive) To administer a pretest to.
Ostensible reason or motive assigned or assumed as a color or cover for the real reason or motive; pretense; disguise.
‘They suck the blood of those they depend on, under a pretext of service and kindness.’; ‘With how much or how little pretext of reason.’;
(intransitive) To carry out a pretest.
something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
Pretest is an album by progressive rock band Dysrhythmia. It is their third full-length overall and their first release on Relapse Records.
an artful or simulated semblance;
‘under the guise of friendship he betrayed them’;
a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason
‘the rebels had the perfect pretext for making their move’; ‘he called round on the pretext of asking after her mother’;
A pretext (adj: pretextual) is an excuse to do something or say something that is not accurate. Pretexts may be based on a half-truth or developed in the context of a misleading fabrication.