Definition of Anchoring

1. Noun. (psychology) The tendency of people to place subsequently refined answers to a given question close to the initially estimated answer, giving unduly weight to the initial answer, such as adjusting the initial estimate of "20%" to "30%" when "90%" would be more appropriate. ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of anchor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anchoring

1. anchor [v] - See also: anchor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anchoring

anchor ring
anchor splint
anchorable
anchorage
anchorage dependence
anchorage ground
anchorages
anchored
anchoress
anchoresses
anchoret
anchoretism
anchorets
anchorhold
anchorin
anchoring (current term)
anchoring villus
anchorite
anchorites
anchoritess
anchoritesses
anchoritic
anchoritically
anchorless
anchorlike
anchorman
anchormen
anchorpeople
anchorperson
anchorpersons

Literary usage of Anchoring

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1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"anchoring-ROOTS OF EPIPHYTES. In some epiphytic plants which are able to take up through their leaves large quantities of water, with the substances that ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"anchoring air roots. — Some climbing plants, as poison ivy and English ivy, ... Climbing roots commonly are supposed to be anchoring roots only and not ..."

3. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"PREPARATIONS FOR anchoringanchoring—SELECTING A BERTH —anchoring IN A ... GENERAL REMARKS ON anchoring. SHIPS, on getting within signal distance of the ..."

4. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"The flood runs to the eastward on full and change days until 8 o'clock, and the run of the tide 2| miles per hour. Directions for anchoring in the Crooked ..."

5. Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of the World: During the Years 1803 by Georg Heinrich Langsdorff (1817)
"anchoring Place be/ore the Imperial Guard-House, and Negociations there.—Departure from the anchoring- Place, and Entrante into Mega saki. ..."

6. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"anchoring of Steel Beams.—The anchoring of steel beams in walls is not quite so desirably accomplished as with wood. The common way is to have a couple of ..."

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