psychometrics

[sahy-kuh-me-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb) Psychology.
the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes.


Origin:
1850–55; psycho- + -metrics

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psychometrics (ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪks)
 
n
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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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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