psychometry

noun
psy·​chom·​e·​try | \sī-ˈkä-mə-trē \

Definition of psychometry 

1 : divination of facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with or proximity to the object

First Known Use of psychometry

circa 1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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psychometry

noun
psy·​chom·​e·​try | \sī-ˈkäm-ə-trē \
plural psychometries

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