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
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for psychometry

Historical Examples of psychometry

  • There are no special directions to be given the student in psychometry.

  • The phenomena of psychometry are also dependent upon these radiations, as will presently be explained.


    Charles Webster Leadbeater

  • She suggested I should meet her at Paddington, and then go to a lecture on psychometry with her, and tea afterwards.

  • Psychometry brings up these ancient characters as vividly and truthfully as history.

  • What "association" is in the case of Memory, so is the material object presented as the "associated object" in Psychometry.

British Dictionary definitions for psychometry


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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