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Rorschach test

[rawr-shahk, rohr-]
noun Psychology.
a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of a standard series of 10 inkblot designs to which the subject responds by telling what image or emotion each design evokes.

Origin:
1925–30; named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist

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Rorschach test (ˈrɔːʃɑːk, German ˈrɔrʃax)
 
n
psychol a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation
 
[C20: named after Hermann Rorschach (1884--1922), Swiss psychiatrist]

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Rorschach test   (rôr'shäk', -shäKH')  Pronunciation Key 
A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts. The test is named after its inventor, Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922).
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Rorschach test [(rawr-shahk)]

A test for personality traits that relies on the subject's interpretations of a series of inkblots. The test was developed by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist of the twentieth century.

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