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[klee-oh-me-triks, klahy-oh-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of historical data by the use of statistical, often computerized, techniques.
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Origin of cliometrics

First recorded in 1965–70; Clio + -metrics
Related formscli·o·met·ric, adjectivecli·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbcli·o·me·tri·cian [klee-oh-mi-trish-uh n, klahy-oh-] /ˌkli oʊ mɪˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌklaɪ oʊ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cliometrics


  1. (functioning as singular) the study of economic history using statistics and computer analysis
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Derived Formscliometric or cliometrical, adjectivecliometrician (ˌklaɪəʊməˈtrɪʃən), noun

Word Origin

C20: Clio + (econo) metrics
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