psychometry

[ sahy-kom-i-tree ]
/ saɪˈkɒm ɪ tri /

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.

Origin of psychometry

First recorded in 1850–55; psycho- + -metry

OTHER WORDS FROM psychometry

psy·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 forms of psychometry

psychometrician (ˌsaɪkəʊməˈtrɪʃən) or psychometrist, noun
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