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WAIS

[weys]
noun
  1. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.See under Wechsler Scales.
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Wechsler Scales

[weks-ler]
noun Psychology.
  1. a group of intelligence tests, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), later revised (WAIS-R); the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), later revised (WISC-R); the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI); and the Wechsler-Bellevue Scale, no longer used, all of which emphasize performance and verbal skills and give separate scores for subtests in vocabulary, arithmetic, memory span, assembly of objects, and other abilities.
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Origin of Wechsler Scales

named after David Wechsler (1896–1981), Romanian-born U.S. psychologist, who developed them
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  • Wais (Khn Mrz), mention of whom will come into this history.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Wais Lghar,171 one of the Samarkand Tghch people, was another.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Wais noticed the weakness of my mount, dismounted and led me his own.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Masson found in Kbul honoured descendants of Wais tka (ii, 240).

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Mr. Leggett, will you please to teck yo' ahm fum roun' my wais'?

    John March, Southerner

    George W. Cable