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WAIS

[weys] /weɪs/
noun
1.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.
See under Wechsler Scales.

Wechsler Scales

[weks-ler] /ˈwɛks lər/
noun, Psychology
1.
a group of intelligence tests, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) later revised (WAIS-R) the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) later revised (WISC-R) the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) and the Wechsler-Bellevue Scale, no longer used, all of which emphasize performance and verbal skills and give separate scores for subtests in vocabulary, arithmetic, memory span, assembly of objects, and other abilities.
Origin of Wechsler Scales
named after David Wechsler (1896-1981), Romanian-born U.S. psychologist, who developed them
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  • WAIS noticed the weakness of my mount, dismounted and led me his own.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Mr. Leggett, will you please to teck yo' ahm fum roun' my WAIS'?

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • But WAIS Lghar and some others said, It is late in the day; even if we do not go out today, where can they go tomorrow?

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • But the Umbrians took Mr. Eatons parte, other WAIS they Figians had murthered hym.

  • Dish yer water feel mighty col' and 't ain't no mo'n up ter my WAIS'.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Dish yer water feel mighty col' and 't aint no mo'n up ter my WAIS'.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • WAIS (Khn Mrz), mention of whom will come into this history.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Masson found in Kbul honoured descendants of WAIS tka (ii, 240).

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • WAIS;2365 get him to thy presence; act by his counsel, for he knows business.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • WAIS Lghar,171 one of the Samarkand Tghch people, was another.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
WAIS in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for WAIS

WAIS

1.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
2.
wide area information server
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