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stylometry

[ stahy-lom-i-tree ]
/ staɪˈlɒm ɪ tri /
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noun

the analytic study of literary styles, especially as applied to questions of authorship: The claim that this is Defoe’s manuscript remains unsupported by anyone proficient in stylometry.

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Origin of stylometry

First recorded in 1945–50; stylo-1 + -metry
sty·lo·met·ric [stahy-luh-me-trik] /ˌstaɪ ləˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective
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