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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Synonyms

activity, exercise, exertion

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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.

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Meanwhile, delivery drivers probably will just be happy to have air conditioning (the current trucks don’t), along with a front airbag, tire-pressure monitors, a backup camera, daytime running lights, and ABS. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, "Dorky Delivery: Is This the New USPS Mail Truck?," 7 Mar. 2018 Every single shampoo, oil, conditioner, and hair mask has moisturizing, conditioning, and cleansing benefits made specially for natural hair textures. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The 15 Best Black-Owned Beauty Brands I'll Never Stop Talking About," 11 Feb. 2019 Richardson suggests that extension wearers use a lash conditioning serum in between appointments. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Every Question You've Ever Had About Lash Extensions Answered," 4 Feb. 2019 There are nine white-walled chalets on the property (specially designed to be cooled by the wind rather than air conditioning), a swimming pool, and two Dalmatians, Ipa and Nema, in residence. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 The conductor called out over the loudspeaker for medical professionals to help the man as the power to the train went down, knocking out the air conditioning and flush toilets, riders said. Fox News, "Red Sox fan electrocuted after trying to train surf from Yankee Stadium," 21 Sep. 2018 Rather, air conditioning and heat were found to be among the most important indoor amenities. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Airbnb Plus Reveals the Amenities Travelers Really Care About," 28 Aug. 2018 The availability of air conditioning varies throughout the state prison system. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Health inspectors visit prisons after receiving complaints about heat," 13 July 2018 The bigger thing is conditioning, because that’s the big thing in Miami. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "ESPN analyst explains why Miami is the best fit for Carmelo Anthony," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of conditioning

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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conditioning

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conditioning

chiefly US : 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

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, 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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