n. an index used for body build or consitutional types. The athletic and lean-muscled type are found one standard deviation away from the mean, while the rest fall below or above the mean. Conceptualized by German psychologist Hans Jurgen Eysenck (1916-1997).

BODY-BUILD INDEX: "The Body-Build Index is summed up in the formula: height multiplied by 100 divided by transverse chest times 6. "
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