psychometry

[sahy-kom-i-tree]
noun
  1. Psychology. psychometrics.
  2. 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.

Origin of psychometry

First recorded in 1850–55; psycho- + -metry
Related formspsy·cho·met·ric, psy·cho·met·ri·cal, adjectivepsy·chom·e·tri·cian [sahy-kom-i-trish-uh n] /saɪˌkɒm ɪˈtrɪʃ ən/, psy·chom·e·trist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychometric

psychometric

psychometrical

adjective
  1. of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry
Derived Formspsychometrically, adverb

psychometry

noun psychol
  1. measurement and testing of mental states and processesSee also psychometrics
  2. (in parapsychology) the supposed ability to deduce facts about events by touching objects related to them
Derived Formspsychometrician (ˌsaɪkəʊməˈtrɪʃən) or psychometrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychometric
adj.

also 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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