noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1924 the psychological theory or technique of mental measurement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Psychometrics — is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of educational and psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and traits. The field is primarily concerned with the study of… …   Wikipedia

  • psychometrics — psy‧cho‧met‧rics [ˌsaɪkəˈmetrɪks] noun [uncountable] the use of tests that are designed to measure someone s abilities, thinking skills, personality, and attitudes, in order to find out if they are suitable for a job, or the study of this type of …   Financial and business terms

  • psychometrics — 1930, from PSYCHOMETRIC (Cf. psychometric); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • psychometrics — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the science of measuring mental capacities and processes …   English terms dictionary

  • psychometrics — [sī΄kō me′triks] n. [ PSYCHO + METRICS] 1. the theory or practice of measuring mental processes or functions, such as intelligence, as by psychological tests 2. PSYCHOMETRY psychometric adj. psychometrical psychometrically adv. psychometrician… …   English World dictionary

  • psychometrics — /suy keuh me triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Psychol. the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes. Also, psychometry. [1850 55; PSYCHO + METRICS] * * * Science of psychological measurement. Psychometricians design and administer… …   Universalium

  • psychometrics — noun The design of psychological tests to measure intelligence, aptitude and personality; and the analysis and interpretation of their results …   Wiktionary

  • psychometrics — SYN: psychometry. * * * psy·cho·met·rics me triks n pl but sing in constr 1) a branch of clinical or applied psychology dealing with the use and application of mental measurement 2) the technique of mental measurements: the use of quantitative… …   Medical dictionary

  • psychometrics — Synonyms and related words: IQ meter, abnormal psychology, academic psychology, altimetry, analytical psychology, animal psychology, applied psychology, association psychology, bathymetry, biometrics, biometry, cadastration, cartography, child… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • psychometrics — The measurement, representation, and analysis of psychological variables, primarily using mathematics, statistics, and computing. Of special relevance to sociology are the topics of the measurement of intelligence , psychophysics (quantification… …   Dictionary of sociology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”