psy·​cho·​met·​ric | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce psychometric (audio) \

Definition of psychometric

: of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry

Other Words from psychometric

psychometrically \ ˌsī-​kə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychometric (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Linked closely to those studies are the psychometric studies that focus on processes for identification and selection of these students. Jonathan Wai, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Your executive coach may leverage psychometric assessments and other strategies to learn about how people think and perceive their roles and companies. Clark Waterfall, Forbes, 22 June 2021 An assessment is considered reliable if scores remain consistent over time — the general standard for a psychometric assessment is an internal consistency reliability of .70 or above. Sherrie Haynie, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The hiring process often includes psychometric testing, competency quizzes and open ended questions but something that is often forgotten, is personality. Paul Westall, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Businesses that went in looking for CRM systems discovered tools that provide psychometric analysis of prospects, tools to manage retrospectives and thousands more. Gordian Braun, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 When a farmer indicates interest in joining, they are subjected to a psychometric test where they are evaluated based on their maize production skills, personality traits, job potential, and abilities. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, 8 June 2020 Facebook’s structure, at least a few years ago, also led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where some 87 million users’ account data was given, generally without their knowledge, to a company developing psychometric advertising strategies. Mike Murphy, Quartz, 29 Aug. 2019 Cambridge Analytica age, when psychometric research has become uncomfortably associated with privacy violations. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of psychometric

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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psy·​cho·​met·​ric | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce psychometric (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychometric

: of or relating to psychometrics

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psychometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychometric (audio) \ adverb

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