Share this entry

Share this page

Tinbergen, Nikolaas

Syllabification: Tin·ber·gen, Nikolaas
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈtinˌberɡə(n)/

Definition of Tinbergen, Nikolaas in English:

( 1907–88), Dutch zoologist. He found that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped, and he introduced the concept of displacement activity. He was the brother of economist Jan Tinbergen. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1973), shared with Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch.

Definition of Tinbergen, Nikolaas in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…