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conditioning

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noun con·di·tion·ing \-ˈdi-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Simple Definition of conditioning

  • : the process of becoming stronger and healthier by following a regular exercise program and diet

  • : the act or process of training a person or animal to do something or to behave in a certain way in a particular situation

Full Definition of conditioning

  1. 1 :  the process of training to become physically fit by a regimen of exercise, diet, and rest; also :  the resulting state of physical fitness

  2. 2 :  a simple form of learning involving the formation, strengthening, or weakening of an association between a stimulus and a response

Examples of conditioning

  1. the team's excellent physical conditioning

  2. With the proper conditioning, the horse will learn to trust and obey its handler.



1861

First Known Use of conditioning

1861



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