[ sahy-koh-fiz-iks ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and resulting sensations and mental states.
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Origin of psychophysics
OTHER WORDS FROM psychophysicspsy·cho·phys·i·cal [sahy-koh-fiz-i-kuhl], /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/, psy·cho·phys·ic, adjectivepsy·cho·phys·i·cal·ly, adverbpsy·cho·phys·i·cist [sahy-koh-fiz-uh-sist], /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/, noun
Words nearby psychophysics
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How to use psychophysics in a sentence
The relations so determined constitute the newest of the sciences, psychophysiology or psychophysics.Herbert Spencer|J. Arthur Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for psychophysics
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˈfɪzɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of psychology concerned with the relationship between physical stimuli and the effects they produce in the mind
Derived forms of psychophysicspsychophysical, adjective
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Medical definitions for psychophysics
[ sī′kō-fĭz′ĭks ]
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.
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