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Pavlovian

[ pav-loh-vee-uhn, -law-, -lov-ee- ]
/ pævˈloʊ vi ən, -ˈlɔ-, -ˈlɒv i- /
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adjective
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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Origin of Pavlovian

First recorded in 1925–30; Pavlov + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Pavlovian

Pavlovian
/ (pævˈləʊvɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to the work of Ivan Pavlov
(of a reaction or response) automatic; involuntary
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