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writer’s cramp

a painful spasm of the muscles involved in writing or typing, which may be a form of occupational cramp or a functional disorder. See also repetitive strain injury.

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two-parameter model

two-parameter model

in item response theory, a model that specifies two parameters affecting an individual’s response to a particular test item: (a) the difficulty level of the item and (b) the item discriminability. See also Rasch model; three-parameter model.