psy·​cho·​met·​rics ˌsī-kə-ˈme-triks How to pronounce psychometrics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: the psychological theory or technique of mental measurement

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The results aren't what those of us who were hoping that the intersection between psychometrics and genomics would yield low hanging fruit were pulling for. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2011 And along the way NAEP has been a pioneer of large-scale, sample-style assessments that has greatly influenced state testing, commercial testing, psychometrics itself—and international assessments such as PISA. Jonathan Wai, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 Bloomberg has a bachelor’s in special education from St. Cloud University, a master’s in psychometrics and educational psychology from Cornell University, and a doctorate in educational policy and administration from Minnesota. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 26 Apr. 2022 Aside from the many similarities shared by Apple and Lumon on an organizational level, Severance also mocks the modern corporate culture of psychometrics as a productivity tool. Adario Strange, Quartz, 26 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychometrics was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Psychometrics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


noun, plural in form but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​met·​rics -ˈme-triks How to pronounce psychometrics (audio)
: a branch of clinical or applied psychology dealing with the use and application of mental measurement
: the technique of mental measurements : the use of quantitative devices for assessing psychological trends

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