psycholinguistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​lin·​guis·​tics | \ ˌsī-kō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stiks How to pronounce psycholinguistics (audio) \

Definition of psycholinguistics

: the study of the mental faculties involved in the perception, production, and acquisition of language

Other Words from psycholinguistics

psycholinguist \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˈliŋ-​gwist How to pronounce psycholinguist (audio) \ noun
psycholinguistic \ ˌsī-​kō-​liŋ-​ˈgwi-​stik How to pronounce psycholinguistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of psycholinguistics

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Psycholinguistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psycholinguistics. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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psycholinguistics

noun plural but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​lin·​guis·​tics | \ ˌsī-kō-liŋ-ˈgwis-tiks How to pronounce psycholinguistics (audio) \

Medical Definition of psycholinguistics

: the study of the mental faculties involved in the perception, production, and acquisition of language

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