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[sahy-kuh-me-triks] /ˌsaɪ kəˈmɛ trɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Psychology
the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes.
Also, psychometry.
Origin of psychometrics
1850-55; psycho- + -metrics Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for psychometrics


noun (functioning as sing)
the branch of psychology concerned with the design and use of psychological tests
the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing
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Word Origin and History for psychometrics

"science of measuring mental processes," 1917, from psychometric; also see -ics.

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psychometrics in Medicine

psychometrics psy·cho·met·rics (sī'kə-mět'rĭks)
The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. Also called psychometry.

psy'cho·met'ric or psy'cho·met'ri·cal adj.
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