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Rorschach test

[rawr-shahk, rohr-] /ˈrɔr ʃɑk, ˈroʊr-/
noun, Psychology.
1.
a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of a standard series of 10 inkblot designs to which the subject responds by telling what image or emotion each design evokes.
Origin of Rorschach test
1925-1930
1925-30; named after Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922), Swiss psychiatrist
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Rorschach test

/ˈrɔːʃɑːk; German ˈrɔrʃax/
noun
1.
(psychol) a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation
Word Origin
C20: named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist
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Rorschach test in Science
Rorschach test
  (rôr'shäk', -shäKH')   
A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts. The test is named after its inventor, Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922).
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Rorschach test in Culture
Rorschach test [(rawr-shahk)]

A test for personality traits that relies on the subject's interpretations of a series of inkblots. The test was developed by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist of the twentieth century.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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