from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See psychometrics.
- n. The ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The paranormal ability to discover information about an object's past, and especially about its past owners, merely by handling it.
- n. The use of psychological tests to measure intelligence, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of measuring the duration of mental processes, or of determining the time relations of mental phenomena.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The power, fancied to be possessed by some sensitive persons, of catching impressions from contact which enable them to describe the properties of medicines, the vital forces of any part of the human constitution, the character, physiological condition, etc., of persons whose autographs or photographs are touched, and the scenes associated with any substance investigated.
- n. The measurement of the duration of psychic processes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
Pedagogy, however, although it may profit by psychometry is not designed to measure the sensations, but educate the senses.
With Sergeant Fernando Realyvasquez on the phone, Annette will use a technique called psychometry to visualize the missing man.
_Fourthly_, the impression said to be left in or upon objects or houses, and the phenomena of "psychometry" seem to indicate the same thing.
Retra (Name may change): A Genki Girl whose powers relate to psychometry and retrocognition – essentially, she can see the past of objects.
Just a thought, I think the ability of Super Touch could be better described as psychometry or possibly even a mild form of clairvoyance.
Simon was recruited to the D.E.A because of his unique power to see the history and events around objects with the touch of his hand, aka psychometry.
While their theory and the general field of psychometry is complex, the most wrong-headed notion emerging from their work was that this IQ disparity explained social inequity.
Simon has the power of psychometry, a very Victorian-sounding ability that allows him to psychically 'read' objects.
Hypoglycemia as an after-effect of psychometry still seems a bit minor, given the pros of the power, and if all Canderous has to do is pop a LifeSaver then it's not really a weakness at all.
Admittedly, the science of psychometry is yet in its infancy in our western countries, though highly developed in the Orient.