avoidance

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avoid·ance

noun, often attrib \ə-ˈvid-ən(t)s\

Definition of AVOIDANCE

: the act or practice of keeping away from or withdrawing from something undesirable <reinforced by escape or avoidance of electric shock—E. S. Katkin & E. N. Murray> <avoidance learning>; especially : an anticipatory response undertaken to avoid a noxious stimulus <conditioned avoidance in mice>

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