Pavlovian

adjective
Pav·lov·i·an | \pav-ˈlȯ-vē-ən, -ˈlō-;-ˈlȯ-fē- \

Definition of Pavlovian 

1 : of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or to his work and theories Pavlovian conditioning

2 : being or expressing a conditioned or predictable reaction : automatic the candidates gave Pavlovian answers

First Known Use of Pavlovian

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Pavlovian

adjective
Pav·lov·ian | \pav-ˈlȯ-vē-ən, -ˈlō-; -ˈlȯ-fē- \

Medical Definition of Pavlovian 

: of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or to his work and theories Pavlovian conditioning

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