from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See psychometrics.
  • n. The ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The paranormal ability to discover information about an object's past, and especially about its past owners, merely by handling it.
  • n. The use of psychological tests to measure intelligence, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of measuring the duration of mental processes, or of determining the time relations of mental phenomena.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The power, fancied to be possessed by some sensitive persons, of catching impressions from contact which enable them to describe the properties of medicines, the vital forces of any part of the human constitution, the character, physiological condition, etc., of persons whose autographs or photographs are touched, and the scenes associated with any substance investigated.
  • n. The measurement of the duration of psychic processes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements


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From psycho- + -metry.



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