stylometry

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. stylolite,
  2. stylolitic,
  3. stylomastoid artery,
  4. stylomastoid foramen,
  5. stylomastoid vein,
  6. stylopharyngeal muscle,
  7. stylophone,
  8. stylopize,
  9. stylopodium,
  10. stylops

Origin of stylometry

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

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

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