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

Examples of psychomotor in a Sentence

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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First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychomotor was in 1878

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“Psychomotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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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