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psychodiagnostics

[sahy-koh-dahy-uh g-nos-tiks] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study and evaluation of character or personality in terms of behavioral and anatomical traits, as gesture, posture and physiognomy.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; see psychodiagnostic, -ics
Related forms
psychodiagnostic, adjective
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