psychometrics

[ sahy-kuh-me-triks ]
/ ˌsaɪ kəˈmɛ trɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb) Psychology.

the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes.

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Origin of psychometrics

First recorded in 1850–55; psycho- + -metrics
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British Dictionary definitions for psychometrics

psychometrics
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the branch of psychology concerned with the design and use of psychological tests
the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing
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Medical definitions for psychometrics

psychometrics
[ sī′kə-mĕtrĭks ]

n.

The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits.psychometry

Other words from psychometrics

psy′cho•metric null adj.
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