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psychodiagnosis

[sahy-koh-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
a psychological examination using psychodiagnostic techniques.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < New Latin; see psycho-, diagnosis
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psychodiagnosis psy·cho·di·ag·no·sis (sī'kō-dī'əg-nō'sĭs)
n.

  1. Any of various methods used to discover the factors that underlie behavior, especially maladjusted or abnormal behavior.

  2. The branch of clinical psychology that emphasizes the use of psychological tests and techniques for assessing mental illness.

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