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psychometry

[sahy-kom-i-tree] /saɪˈkɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
Psychology, psychometrics.
2.
the alleged art or faculty of divining facts concerning an object or a person associated with it, by contact with or proximity to the object.
Origin of psychometry
1850-1855
1850-55; psycho- + -metry
Related forms
psychometric, psychometrical, adjective
psychometrician
[sahy-kom-i-trish-uh n] /saɪˌkɒm ɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
psychometrist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychometric

psychometric

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry
Derived Forms
psychometrically, adverb

psychometry

/saɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ/
noun (psychol)
1.
measurement and testing of mental states and processes See also psychometrics
2.
(in parapsychology) the supposed ability to deduce facts about events by touching objects related to them
Derived Forms
psychometrician (ˌsaɪkəʊməˈtrɪʃən), psychometrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychometric
adj.

also psycho-metric, 1854, from psychometry (1854), the alleged power of reading the history of an object by handling it, + -ic. In reference to the measurement of the duration of mental states, from 1879, from psycho- + -metric.

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