Dictionary.com

psychohistory

[ sahy-koh-his-tuh-ree, -his-tree ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈhɪs tə ri, -ˈhɪs tri /
Save This Word!

noun
history or the writing of history employing the techniques of psychoanalysis to explore motivations, explain actions, etc.
QUIZ
IS THIS EIGHTH GRADE VOCAB QUIZ FEASIBLE FOR YOU?
Prove that nothing is amiss with your vocabulary skills by taking this quiz on popular eighth grade vocabulary.
Question 1 of 10
What does the word “confiscate” mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of psychohistory

First recorded in 1930–35; psycho- + history

OTHER WORDS FROM psychohistory

psy·cho·his·to·ri·an [sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ee-uhn, -stohr-], /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/, nounpsy·cho·his·tor·ic [sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-], /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for psychohistory

psychohistory
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈhɪstərɪ, -ˈhɪstrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
biography based on psychological theories of personality development
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK