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

Definition of psychometric

: of or relating to psychometrics or psychometry

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

Examples of psychometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "This agricultural enterprise is helping Nigerian farmers expand their business," 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, "Facebook breached my privacy and all I got was a cup of coffee," 29 Aug. 2019 Cambridge Analytica age, when psychometric research has become uncomfortably associated with privacy violations. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "Twitter Users Are Analytical in the Morning, Angsty at Night," 22 June 2018 The study, which examined change in sleep quality, emotions, and coping strategies over the course of two winters at the base, relied upon psychometric questionnaires to get answers for how the station charged researchers over their time there. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "To Survive Antarctica, Scientists Enter a Kind of 'Psychological Hibernation'," 5 Dec. 2018 Lara Zibarras, a senior psychology lecturer at City, University of London, is working on another set of psychometric tests to be introduced by Oakam, a British subprime lender. The Economist, "Pocket bankingMobile financial services are cornering the market," 3 May 2018 Banihal, which is based in Silicon Valley, relies on a long psychometric questionnaire of around 100 questions to match like-minded partners. The Economist, "Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo," 21 Sep. 2017 Using a psychometric tool known as identity fusion, activists can indicate on a survey how much their sense of self is defined by being Catalan. Nafees Hamid, The Atlantic, "How Spain Misunderstood the Catalan Independence Movement," 1 Oct. 2017 But to what extent did psychometric methods influence the outcome of the election?,, "Journalists Slam Trump’s “Attack on the Constitution”," 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of psychometric

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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

Other Words from psychometric

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

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