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 Those companies and others have developed effective alternatives to HFCs for air conditioning and refrigeration, the group said. Matthew Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, "GOP, Dems, business interests get behind EPA coolant rule," 4 May 2021 The Biden administration is now wielding its first regulatory stick: new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), an extremely potent greenhouse gas used in air conditioning and refrigeration. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "Biden’s first climate regulation is supported by industry groups and Republicans," 4 May 2021 Those companies and others have developed effective alternatives to HFCs for air conditioning and refrigeration, the group said. Matthew Daly, ajc, "EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants," 3 May 2021 Weight rooms should be available for summer conditioning. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Birmingham beats Chatsworth in a pandemic-altered season a player calls a ‘blessing’," 30 Apr. 2021 As well as appealing to the senses, the project is energy efficient, using 25% less power for air conditioning than is typical for similar buildings, Jan said. CNN, "Meet Yahya Jan, the architect building the world's tallest hotel, Dubai's Ciel Tower," 27 Apr. 2021 Russo plans to head east to his home in Pennsylvania before coming back for offseason conditioning, while Thorne will return to suburban Chicago. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football QB battle between Payton Thorne, Anthony Russo simmers into summer," 25 Apr. 2021 But about 25 percent were offline for repairs to gear up for summer, when plant owners make most of their money, selling electricity to satisfy Texas’s insatiable demand for air conditioning. BostonGlobe.com, "Blackout scare prompts more warnings that Texas power grid can’t be relied on," 15 Apr. 2021 Temperatures have also been warmer than ERCOT had forecast, raising the demand for energy for air conditioning. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, "Amid ERCOT warnings, CPS says it had enough power available for San Antonio," 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of conditioning

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conditioning was in 1861

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11 May 2021

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“Conditioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditioning. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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conditioning

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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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