Definition of quantophrenia in US English:

quantophrenia

noun

  • Undue reliance on or use of facts that can be quantified or analysed using mathematical or statistical methods; inappropriate application of such methods, especially in the fields of sociology and anthropology.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Pitirim Sorokin (1889–1968). From quant- + -o + -phrenia.

Pronunciation

quantophrenia

/ˌkwɒntəˈfriːnɪə/