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psychometry

 [si-kom´et-re]
the testing and measuring of mental and psychological ability, efficiency, potentials, and functioning. adj., adj psychomet´ric.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī-kom'ĕ-trē),
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

psychometry

(sī-kŏm′ĭ-trē)
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

psychometry

Fringe medicine  
(1) Psychometric analysis, see there.
(2) Object reading, see there.

Mainstream psychology
(1) Any test used to measure a psychologic variable (e.g., abilities, intelligence, moods, personality). The term “psychometric testing” is increasingly preferred, given the potential for confusing legitimate psychological testing formats with pseudoscientific methods.
(2) The science of testing and measuring mental and psychologic ability, efficiency potentials and functioning—e.g., psychopathologic components.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī'kom'ĕ-trē)
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics.
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

psychometry

The measurement of psychological functions, including correlative ability, memory, aptitudes, concentration and response to logical puzzles. Intelligence has never been adequately defined and so there are no tests for pure intelligence.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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