unconditioned

adjective

un·​con·​di·​tioned ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shənd How to pronounce unconditioned (audio)
1
: not subject to conditions or limitations
2
a
: not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning : natural
unconditioned responses
b
: producing an unconditioned response
unconditioned stimuli

Examples of unconditioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tawni Eckley, a fourth-grade teacher in Loveland, Colorado, returned to her unconditioned classroom in a brick school building this week and a thermostat that on Thursday read 84 degrees. Daniella Silva, NBC News, 19 Aug. 2023 Its rough launch of an unconditioned and undertested Bing chatbot (based on a version of GPT-4) in February spurred deeply emotional reactions from its users. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 25 May 2023 An unconditioned model might tell you how to build a bomb, that one race should extinguish another, or try to convince you to jump off a cliff. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 9 May 2023 The unconditioned stimulus was an alternating current. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 27 Oct. 2016 Sanders' resolution is in line with broader calls within the party to reexamine the U.S.'s longstanding, unconditioned military and economic aid to Israel. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 In early May, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wrote to Senate leaders along with eight GOP and Democratic colleagues backing emergency funding and unconditioned borrowing for the Postal Service. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 25 June 2020 The Sudanese Professional Associations (SPA), a body that led protests against former leader Omar al-Bashir, have called for the immediate and unconditioned handover of power to civilians. Yasir Abdullah, Nada Altaher and Kareem Khadder, CNN, 30 June 2019 What's interesting is to note how children react, perhaps unconditioned to the fear of breaking glass at this point. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconditioned was circa 1631

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“Unconditioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditioned. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

unconditioned

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tioned -ˈdish-ənd How to pronounce unconditioned (audio)
1
: not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning
unconditioned responses
2
: producing an unconditioned response
unconditioned stimuli
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