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psychometry

[ sahy-kom-i-tree ]
/ saɪˈkɒm ɪ tri /
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noun

Psychology. psychometrics.
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.

Nearby words

psychology, psychomachia, psychomancy, psychometric, psychometrics, psychometry, psychomimetic, psychomotor, psychomotor agitation, psychomotor epilepsy, psychomotor retardation

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 psychometry

psychometry

/ (saɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun psychol

measurement and testing of mental states and processesSee also psychometrics
(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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