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Zener cards Syllabification: Ze·ner cards

Definition of Zener cards in English:

plural noun

A set of 25 cards each with one of five different symbols, used in ESP research.
Example sentences
  • Twenty-one of the 1980s textbooks discussed Rhine's Zener card research.
  • On a typical Zener card test, a participant may call a circle only because he or she hasn't called it for a while.
  • Authors during the 1980s focused on Rhine's Zener card research.


1930s: named after Karl E. Zener (1903–61), American psychologist.

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