psy·​cho·​mo·​tor ˌsī-kə-ˈmō-tər How to pronounce psychomotor (audio)
: of or relating to motor action directly proceeding from mental activity

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast, all 3 stimulants improved psychomotor response speed, whereas only caffeine and dextroamphetamine improved ratings of subjective sleepiness. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2012 Cognitive and psychomotor effects in males after smoking a combination of tobacco and cannabis containing up to 69 mg delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2013 And in 2019, when Rosengart was its chairman, the Society of Surgical Chairs recommended mandatory cognitive and psychomotor testing of surgeons by at least age 65. Lola Butcher, Quartz, 25 June 2020

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psychomotor was in 1878

Dictionary Entries Near psychomotor

Cite this Entry

“Psychomotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


psy·​cho·​mo·​tor ˌsī-kə-ˈmōt-ər How to pronounce psychomotor (audio)
: of or relating to motor action directly proceeding from mental activity
: of or relating to temporal lobe epilepsy
psychomotor seizures
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