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operant

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adjective op·er·ant \ˈä-pə-rənt\

Definition of operant

  1. 1 :  functioning or tending to produce effects :  effective <an operant conscience>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the observable or measurable

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being an operant or operant conditioning <operant behavior>

operantly adverb


15th Century

First Known Use of operant

15th century


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operant

noun op·er·ant

Definition of operant

  1. :  behavior (as bar pressing by a rat to obtain food) that operates on the environment to produce rewarding and reinforcing effects



1937

First Known Use of operant

1937


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