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  1. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.See under Wechsler Scales.
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or Wisc

  1. Wisconsin.
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Wechsler Scales

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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British Dictionary definitions for wisc


abbreviation for
  1. Wisconsin
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