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Definition of "conditioning" []

  • Psychology A process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to associate a desired behavior with a previously unrelated stimulus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conditioning" in a sentence
  • ""This unusually long-lasting plasticity may be related to the fact that the conditioning is associated with normal behavior," Fetz said."
  • "That kind of conditioning is difficult to reverse and it is often painful, but my concern today is not with the individual Canadians who were led down this garden path of more, more, more by a government cynical enough to believe that loyalty can be bought."
  • "And yes, air conditioning is necessary for us effete Americans."