AskDefine | Define conditioning

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary



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



  1. present participle of condition

Extensive Definition

Conditioning may refer to:
Of people and animals:
conditioning in German: Konditionierung (Begriffsklärung)
conditioning in Spanish: Condicionamiento
conditioning in French: Conditionnement
conditioning in Galician: Condicionamento
conditioning in Dutch: Geconditioneerde reflex
conditioning in Hebrew: התניה

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Pavlovian conditioning, absorption and regurgitation, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, adaptation, adaption, addictive, adjustment, apprenticeship, automatic writing, automatism, basic training, behavior, blind impulse, brainwashing, breaking, breaking-in, breeding, case hardening, catechization, compulsiveness, conditioned response, cultivation, development, dictation, discipline, domestication, drill, drilling, echolalia, echopraxia, enablement, equipment, exercise, familiarization, fetching-up, fit, fitting, fostering, furnishing, grooming, habit-forming, habituating, habituation, hard, hardening, housebreaking, imbuement, implantation, impregnation, impression, improvement, impulse, in-service training, inculcation, indoctrination, infixation, infixion, infusion, inoculation, instillation, instillment, instinct, instinctiveness, instrumental conditioning, inurement, involuntariness, manual training, military training, naturalization, negative reinforcement, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, operant conditioning, orientation, physiologically addictive, positive reinforcement, practice, preparation, psychagogy, psychologically addictive, qualification, raising, readying, rearing, reeducation, reflex, reflex action, rehearsal, reindoctrination, reinforcement, reorientation, seasoning, sheer chemistry, sloyd, taming, training, tuning, unconditioned reflex, unwilledness, upbringing, vocational education, vocational training
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