I. noun a test carried out on a machine, a component, or software before it is released for use, to ensure that it works properly. II. verb 1. ( bench-test) [with obj.] — run a bench test on. • they are offering you the chance to bench-test their applications.
2. [no obj., with adverbial] — give particular results during a bench test • it bench-tests two times faster than the previous version.