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kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋcon·di·tion·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conditioningnoun

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


  1. conditioningnoun

    The process of modifying a person's behaviour.

  2. conditioningnoun

    Any preparation or training, especially athletic training of the body.

  3. conditioningnoun

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


  1. conditioning

    Conditioning is a behavioral process where the frequency or form of an existing response is changed, or a new response is created, by associating the response with a stimulus. It's a type of learning that involves repeatedly pairing a conditioned stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus until the conditioned stimulus alone can elicit a similar response. It is commonly used in the field of psychology, often divided into two categories: classical conditioning (Pavlovian) and operant conditioning (Skinner).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conditioning

    of Condition


  1. Conditioning

    Generally refers to relative simple learning situations in which a stimulus initially incapable of evoking a certain response acquires the ability to do so by repeated pairing with another stimulus that does elicit the response.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conditioning in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conditioning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of conditioning in a Sentence

  1. Golden State:

    Steph was breathtaking in that quarter. Not just the shot-making but the defensive effort. He just doesn't get enough credit for his level of conditioning, physicality and defense.

  2. Daphna Nachminovitch:

    They have been cited … for direct and critical violations, for failure to provide basic necessities of life to these nursing mother dogs and their puppies, keeping animals in temperatures as high as 92 degrees without air conditioning, plunging needles into the heads of puppies to drain hematomas … and so much more.

  3. Jaclyn Jendrisak:

    Standing in the shade, have some air conditioning blowing on us. Were sticking to water and not having beer. Its helping a little bit.

  4. Alvin Gentry:

    Youve got to get yourself in basketball shape, conditioning-wise, and thats going to be a process. Hes eager to be out there and all of his teammates are eager for him to be out there, but its a step by step process that weve got to take so that its done the right way, Gentry addded. Theres no date, per se, but were hoping that its soon. After the Pelicans host the Bulls, they hit the road for games at New York on Friday, Boston on Saturday and Detroit on Monday before returning home to play Utah on Jan. 16. If the Pelicans want Williamson to make his debut in New Orleans, that game could be a candidate, or the following game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 18. We want to make sure that everything is in place and well take our time.

  5. Jean Baudrillard:

    The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert, and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them the mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.

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