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Pavlovian Syllabification: Pav·lov·i·an
Pronunciation: /pävˈlōvēən/

Definition of Pavlovian in English:


Of or relating to classical conditioning as described by I. P. Pavlov.
Example sentences
  • In Pavlovian conditioning the person is unable to control the situation.
  • It seems to be a translation of Pavlovian conditioning into neural terms.
  • Soviet psychology at this time was dominated by Pavlovian theory - which emphasised connections between psychology and physiology.

Words that rhyme with Pavlovian

Chekhovian, Harrovian, Jovian
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