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psychograph

[sahy-kuh-graf, -grahf]
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noun
  1. Psychology. a graph indicating the relative strength of the personality traits of an individual.
  2. a psychologically oriented biography.
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Origin of psychograph

First recorded in 1880–85; psycho- + -graph
Related formspsy·cho·graph·ic [sahy-kuh-graf-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivepsy·cho·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for psychographic

Historical Examples

  • The slashing sword has been displaced by the psychographic pen.

    The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

    Dorothy Scarborough

  • It would require several trials to guess of what particular occupation this is a psychographic picture.

  • It is at these points that the psychographic methods find their task.


Word Origin and History for psychographic

adj.

also psycho-graphic, 1856, from psychograph "supernatural photographic image," from psycho- + -graph. Related: Psychographics.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

psychographic in Medicine

psychograph

(sīkə-grăf′)
n.
  1. A graphic representation or chart of the personality traits of an individual or group.
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Related formspsy′cho•graphic adj.
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