conditioning

noun
con·​di·​tion·​ing | \ kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce conditioning (audio) \

Definition of conditioning

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

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Examples of conditioning in a Sentence

the team's excellent physical conditioning With the proper conditioning, the horse will learn to trust and obey its handler.
Recent Examples on the Web Of course, only a fraction of the more than 1.5 billion people living in South Asia even have access to air conditioning. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Also known as tower fans, standing fans are a great alternative to air conditioning — and now's a great time to grab one. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 Researchers found that a large fraction of the disparity may be attributable to differences in school air conditioning and that schools without AC may have been more likely to cancel classes on hot days. Andrea Stanley, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Apr. 2022 That was one of my favorite things for conditioning, 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a week seemed to work OK. Greg Presto, Men's Health, 13 Apr. 2022 Inspired by Henson’s at-home scalp-relief formulas, the line offers hair-care salves for everything from styling to conditioning. Vogue, 10 Mar. 2022 The battery powers my home, except for the air conditioning, during the night. WSJ, 17 Feb. 2022 Three requests for air conditioning were also rejected. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Jan. 2022 Three radiators handle the engine, while another trio tackles the air-to-liquid intercoolers, a separate unit for the air conditioning, another specifically modulates the engine oil, and yet another cools the transmission oil. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conditioning

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Conditioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditioning. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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conditioning

noun
con·​di·​tion·​ing | \ kən-ˈdish-(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce conditioning (audio) \

Medical Definition of conditioning

1 : the process of training to become physically fit by a regimen of exercise, diet, and rest Good shoes and proper conditioning are the best bets for avoiding shin splints.Current Health He also got serious about his physical conditioning with a regimen that includes Pilates, weights and cardio training.— Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated also : the resulting state of physical fitness Triathletes maintained their aerobic conditioning while developing new skills and strengthening neglected muscles. — Marlene Adrian, Shape
2 : a simple form of learning involving the formation, strengthening, or weakening of an association between a stimulus and a response According to the theory, learning or conditioning is the process by which behavior is systematically and lastingly changed.Harvard Mental Health Letter … aversive conditioning to tie undesirable actions to unpleasant stimuli and thereby break habits.The New York Times Magazine — see classical conditioning, operant conditioning

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