[ stahy-lom-i-tree ]

  1. 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.

Origin of stylometry

First recorded in 1945–50; stylo-1 + -metry

Other words from stylometry

  • sty·lo·met·ric [stahy-luh-me-trik] /ˌstaɪ ləˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective

Words Nearby stylometry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023