Definitions for operantˈɒp ər ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•er•antˈɒp ər ənt(adj.)

  1. operating; producing effects.

  2. (n.)a person or thing that operates.

Origin of operant:

1595–1605; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operant(adj)

    having influence or producing an effect

    "many emotional determinants at work"; "an operant conscience"


  1. operant(Noun)

    An operative person or thing.

  2. operant(Noun)

    A class of behavior that produces consequences by operating (i.e., acting) upon the environment.

  3. operant(Adjective)

    That operates to produce an effect.

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