operant conditioning

noun

Definition of operant conditioning 

: conditioning in which the desired behavior or increasingly closer approximations to it are followed by a rewarding or reinforcing stimulus — compare classical conditioning

First Known Use of operant conditioning

1941, in the meaning defined above

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operant conditioning

noun

Medical Definition of operant conditioning 

: conditioning in which the desired behavior or increasingly closer approximations to it are followed by a rewarding or reinforcing stimulus — compare classical conditioning

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