Psychometry Psy*chom"e*try, n. [Psycho- + -metry.] (Physiol.) The art of measuring the duration of mental processes, or of determining the time relations of mental phenomena. -- {Psy`cho*met"ric}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • psychometric — 1854, from PSYCHO (Cf. psycho ) + metric (see METER (Cf. meter) (n.3)). Related: Psychometry …   Etymology dictionary

  • psychometric — [[t]sa͟ɪkəme̱trɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Psychometric tests are designed to test a person s mental state, personality, and thought processes. Psychometric testing is simply a way of measuring people s individual talents and capabilities …   English dictionary

  • psychometric — adj. Psychometric is used with these nouns: ↑test …   Collocations dictionary

  • psychometric — psy|cho|met|ric [ˌsaıkəuˈmetrık US kou ] adj relating to the measurement of mental abilities and qualities ▪ psychometric tests …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • psychometric — psy|cho|met|ric [ ,saıkou metrık ] adjective measuring a person s ability to think, especially in order to judge how appropriate they are for a particular job: psychometric testing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • psychometric — adjective for measuring mental abilities and qualities: psychometric tests …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • psychometric — UK [ˌsaɪkəʊˈmetrɪk] / US [ˌsaɪkoʊˈmetrɪk] adjective measuring a person s ability to think, especially in order to judge how suitable they are for a particular job psychometric testing …   English dictionary

  • psychometric — psychometry ► NOUN 1) the supposed ability to discover facts about an event or person from inanimate objects associated with them. 2) another term for PSYCHOMETRICS(Cf. ↑psychometrics). DERIVATIVES psychometric adjective psychometrist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • psychometric — adjective of or relating to psychometrics psychometric journals • Pertains to noun: ↑psychometry • Derivationally related forms: ↑psychometry …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychometric — adjective Date: 1854 of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry • psychometrically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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