Definition of Conditioning

1. Noun. A learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment.

Definition of Conditioning

1. Noun. The process of modifying a person's behaviour. ¹

2. Noun. Any preparation or training, especially athletic training of the body. ¹

3. Noun. The storage of a material specimen under specified temperature, humidity for a specified time prior to testing. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of condition) ¹

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Definition of Conditioning

1. condition [v] - See also: condition

Medical Definition of Conditioning

1. 1. A general term referring to the learning of some particular response. 2. A preparative regimen of chemotherapy before a bone marrow transplant. (03 Jul 1999)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conditioning

conditioned avoidance
conditioned avoidance response
conditioned emotion
conditioned emotional response
conditioned haemolysis
conditioned medium
conditioned reaction
conditioned reflex
conditioned reflexes
conditioned response
conditioned responses
conditioned stimulus
conditioning therapy
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Literary usage of Conditioning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to the Study of Sociology by Edward Cary Hayes (1918)
"Second are the conditioning phenomena, which are the terms in its explanations, and are symbolized by abc in the same illustration. ..."

2. Silk Manufacturing and Its Problems by James Chittick (1913)
"XIII THE TESTING, OR Conditioning, OF SILK AND OTHER FIBRES. Much has been written and spoken about silk conditioning, and the subject is a very old one. ..."

3. Art in Theory: An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1894)
"... of Beauty—The Thre« General Views with Reference to it—Mention of Writers Conditioning it upon Form—Of Writers Conditioning it upon Expression Traceable ..."

4. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"Calculations Involved in Conditioning.—In the conditioning of wool (or of any other ... The different problems in conditioning will now be considered. ..."

5. The Likelihood Principle by James O. Berger, Robert L. Wolpert (1988)
"2.4.2 Estimated Confidence An alternative approach to conditioning, ... There are several major criticisms of such partial conditioning. ..."

6. History of Manufactures in the United States by Victor Selden Clark (1916)
"Transportation as conditioning markets,. Transportation of raw materials, 91. ... TRANSPORTATION AS Conditioning MARKETS. The isolation of the colonists, ..."

7. Japan in the Beginning of the 20th Century by Japan Nōshōmushō, Haruki Yamawaki (1904)
"Y. STATE SILK-Conditioning HOUSE. It was suggested long ago in some quarters that as a means of promoting the export of our silk a regular silk-conditioning ..."

8. The Chemical Technology of Textile Fibres: Their Origin, Structure by Georg von Georgievics (1902)
"Conditioning.—As already stated, silk, being an expensive and also ... Latterly the custom has arisen of conditioning both wool and cotton as well as silk, ..."

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