EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the alleged art or faculty of divining facts concerning an object or a person associated with it, by contact with or proximity to the object. Related forms psy·cho·met·ric, psy·cho·met·ri·cal, adjective psy·chom·e·tri·cian , [sahy-kom-i- trish- uh n] /saɪˌkɒm ɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ psy·chom·e·trist, noun
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Examples from the Web for psychometric Historical Examples of psychometric British Dictionary definitions for psychometric psychometric psychometrical adjective of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry Derived Forms psychometrically, adverb noun psychol measurement and testing of mental states and processes See also psychometrics (in parapsychology) the supposed ability to deduce facts about events by touching objects related to them Derived Forms psychometrician ( ˌsaɪkəʊməˈtrɪʃən) or psychometrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychometric adj.
psycho-metric, 1854, from psychometry (1854), the alleged power of reading the history of an object by handling it, + -ic. In reference to the measurement of the duration of mental states, from 1879, from psycho- + -metric.
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