[ pav-loh-vee-uhn, -law-, -lov-ee- ]
/ pævˈloʊ vi ən, -ˈlɔ-, -ˈlɒv i- /
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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.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most|Djavad Khadem|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Could it just be that prison itself conditions a sort of pavlovian reaction to carve chess pieces?Reading Prison Novels In Prison|Daniel Genis|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to the Pavlovian GOP notion of Clinton, she is generally centrist in her views and approach.Why Hillary vs. Jeb Would Be Great for America|Mark McKinnon|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Receiving a coffee-related gift triggers a Pavlovian response – elation, anticipation, a faux caffeine rush.Buying a Gift Card Is Really Making a Free Loan to Big Business|Daniel Gross|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I can assure you that already in the Pavlovian swamps of the nutso right, the glands are swelling.The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama|Michael Tomasky|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The question alerted the mechanism which produced the almost-Pavlovian loyalty response.General Max Shorter|Kris Ottman Neville
British Dictionary definitions for Pavlovian
/ (pævˈləʊvɪən) /
of or relating to the work of Ivan Pavlov
(of a reaction or response) automatic; involuntary
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