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stylometrics Definition


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stylometry
stylometrics
singular noun
    1. A method of studying literary style, frequency of word usage, etc by means of the statistical analysis of a text, usually with the aid of computer programs, which allows for the charting of historical changes in style, the investigation of questions of disputed literary authorship, the authentication or otherwise of written evidence, police statements, etc.
Derivative: stylometrist
noun
    Etymology: 1940s: from Greek stylos style + metron a measure.



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