Definition of psychometry in US English:



  • 1The supposed ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them.

    • ‘His society uses psychometry, remote viewing, and scrying as part of their research methodology.’
    • ‘Ms Vine and Ms Kitson use trances and visions, clairvoyance, dowsing and psychometry trying to pick up stories in the mind from objects to uncover any paranormal activity.’
    • ‘Doing lots of Spirit communication tends to make you a lot more aware of ‘atmospheres’, sometimes bordering on psychometry where you can almost pick up impressions from objects and places.’
    • ‘Sympathetic magic is the basis for psychometry, the claim of psychic detectives that touching an item belonging to a victim gives magical contact with the victim.’
    • ‘During the sessions we use dancing and psychometry, where beginners hold an object and try to feel what its last owners were feeling.’
  • 2

    another term for psychometrics
    • ‘Ulteem required significant analysis efforts, and research development and we have called on the best specialists in psychology and psychometry to design this unique and completely innovative product.’
    • ‘Clinical psychometry included the Benton visual retention test, Wechsler memory scale, and standard progressive matrices (SPMs).’