of, relating to, or characteristic of Pavlov or his work, especially of experiments in which he elicited predictable responses from laboratory animals.
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How to use Pavlovian in a sentence
But this Pavlovian trigger cannot be effective indefinitely.
Could it just be that prison itself conditions a sort of Pavlovian reaction to carve chess pieces?
Contrary to the Pavlovian GOP notion of Clinton, she is generally centrist in her views and approach.
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I can assure you that already in the Pavlovian swamps of the nutso right, the glands are swelling.
The question alerted the mechanism which produced the almost-Pavlovian loyalty response.General Max Shorter | Kris Ottman Neville
British Dictionary definitions for Pavlovian
of or relating to the work of Ivan Pavlov
(of a reaction or response) automatic; involuntary
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