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
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 of conditioning from the Web
Who works all day on their feet with no air conditioning?
Officials also are considering a proposal to build additional restrooms and equip the school's gym with a new air conditioning system, both of which could push the total price of the project to as high as $8.1 million, Harris said.
Administrative Office of the Courts spokeswoman Jamie Neal said the office does not directly enter into contracts for heating and air-conditioning repairs.
Or controlling functions like air conditioning by touching the window.
One of the draws to attract movie patrons during these early decades was the promise of comfortable air conditioning during the heat of the summer months.
Power-hungry appliances like air conditioning are rarely used, and in the hot summer weather, many residents flock to the beach at sundown to break the daily Ramadan fast because their homes are so uncomfortable.
The city is issuing the debt to cover its portion of the construction costs, which is capped at $225 million, as well as to fund other work planned for the cattle barns, an air conditioning system and technology upgrades at Will Rogers.
There was no air conditioning at the detention center.
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First Known Use of conditioning
CONDITIONING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conditioning for English Language Learners
: 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
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, November 1982 He also got serious about his physical conditioning with a regimen that includes Pilates, weights and cardio training.—Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, 9 Sept. 2002; also : the resulting state of physical fitness Triathletes maintained their aerobic conditioning while developing new skills and strengthening neglected muscles.—Marlene Adrian, Shape, September 1991
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, December l990 … aversive conditioning to tie undesirable actions to unpleasant stimuli and thereby break habits.—The New York Times Magazine, 26 Oct. 1980—see classical conditioning, operant conditioning
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