inkblot test


Definition of inkblot test

: any of several psychological tests (such as a Rorschach test) based on the interpretation of irregular figures (such as blots of ink)

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Those variations, along with their achievements, create a sporting and cultural inkblot test that fans and media outlets (including this one) can’t ignore. Brian Straus,, "The World Cup Will Be Just Fine Without the Exhausting Messi vs. Ronaldo Debate," 30 June 2018 The results of the inkblot tests revealed heinous interpretations of simple black-and-white splotches. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "MIT Scientists Create 'Psychopath' AI Named Norman," 7 June 2018 What happened on that perfect storm of an evening, and why, is going to be a matter of perspective and conjecture—an American soccer inkblot test—for years to come. Brian Straus,, "Booed in USA, Revered in Canada: Altidore, Bradley's Bizarro Trip Winds to MLS Cup," 8 Dec. 2017

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of inkblot test

: any of several psychological tests (as a Rorschach test) based on the interpretation of irregular figures (as blots of ink)

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