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psychometrics

[sahy-kuh-me-triks] /ˌsaɪ kəˈmɛ trɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Psychology
1.
the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes.
Also, psychometry.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; psycho- + -metrics
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  • And others are engaged in the project of psychometrics.
British Dictionary definitions for psychometrics

psychometrics

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the branch of psychology concerned with the design and use of psychological tests
2.
the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing
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Word Origin and History for psychometrics
n.

"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)
n.
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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