[ jen-suh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈdʒɛn səˌnɪz əm /
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the theory that an individual's IQ is largely due to heredity, including racial heritage.
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Origin of Jensenism
First recorded in 1965–70; named after Arthur R. Jensen (1923–2012), U.S. educational psychologist, who proposed such a theory; see -ism
OTHER WORDS FROM JensenismJen·sen·ist, Jen·sen·ite, noun, adjective
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