psychophysical

adjective
psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​cal | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈfi-zi-kəl How to pronounce psychophysical (audio) \

Definition of psychophysical

: of or relating to psychophysics also : sharing mental and physical qualities psychophysical color perception

Other Words from psychophysical

psychophysically \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˈfi-​zi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychophysical (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychophysical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Energy is both biochemical and psychophysical, vaguely delineated, widely misunderstood, elusive as grace. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 Over the course of one year, at four-month intervals, the team of doctors asked patients to complete a survey, and assessed their sensory function with the help of psychophysical testing. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of psychophysical

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychophysical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychophysical. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for psychophysical

psychophysical

adjective
psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​cal | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈfiz-i-kəl How to pronounce psychophysical (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychophysical

: of or relating to psychophysics also : sharing mental and physical qualities

Other Words from psychophysical

psychophysically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychophysical (audio) \ adverb

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