Definition of habituation
Recent Examples of habituation from the Web
But through habituation, or paucity of talent, or lack of originality, most of us, writing, reach for the most workaday speech-tools, and in this way the world is made dull.
The researchers wanted to see if age, habituation, or training influenced the dog's tendency to follow a human's gaze.
And they’d better get their habituation done in college, because the world beyond college will be far less willing to accommodate requests for trigger warnings and opt-outs.
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First Known Use of habituation
Medical Definition of habituation
1: the act or process of making habitual or accustomed
2a: tolerance to the effects of a drug acquired through continued useb: psychological dependence on a drug after a period of use—compare addiction
3: a form of nonassociative learning characterized by a decrease in responsiveness upon repeated exposure to a stimulus—compare sensitization 3
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