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Rorschach test

[ rawr-shahk, rohr- ]
/ ˈrɔr ʃɑk, ˈroʊr- /
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noun Psychology.
a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of a standard series of 10 inkblot designs to which the subject responds by telling what image or emotion each design evokes.
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Origin of Rorschach test

1925–30; named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist

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British Dictionary definitions for Rorschach test

Rorschach test
/ (ˈrɔːʃɑːk, German ˈrɔrʃax) /

noun
psychol a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation

Word Origin for Rorschach test

C20: named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist
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Scientific definitions for Rorschach test

Rorschach test
[ rôrshäk′, -shäKH′ ]

A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts. The test is named after its inventor, Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922).
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Cultural definitions for Rorschach test

Rorschach test
[ (rawr-shahk) ]

A test for personality traits that relies on the subject's interpretations of a series of inkblots. The test was developed by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist of the twentieth century.

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