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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. Also called psychometry.

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  • n. The design of psychological tests to measure intelligence, aptitude and personality; and the analysis and interpretation of their results.

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  • n. any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements

Etymologies

psycho- +‎ metrics (Wiktionary)

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