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Noun: conditioning  kun'di-shu-ning
  1. A learning process in which an organism's behaviour becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
Verb: condition  kun'di-shun
  1. Establish a conditioned response
  2. Develop (a child's or animal's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    - discipline, train, check
  3. Make a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    "The will conditions that she can live in the house for the rest of her life";
    - stipulate, qualify, specify
  4. Put into a better state
    "he conditions old cars"
  5. Apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    "I condition my hair after washing it"

Derived forms: conditionings

Type of: acquisition, ameliorate, amend, better, contract, develop, improve, instruct, learn, learning, make grow, meliorate, mend, shampoo, teach, undertake

Encyclopedia: Conditioning, operant