conditioning

[ kuh n-dish-uh-ning ]SEE DEFINITION OF conditioning
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It has to do with conditioning the human being for the exigencies of life in peace or in war.

The trouble was in his conditioning, started when he was an adolescent.

There is an immense mental bang and the conditioning goes poof.

One, that with your return the conditioning should be broken.

This conditioning process will be augmented by the use of the sleep period.

He resented the snide bit of conditioning, but respected it at the same time.

But Copper—was Copper—and somehow the conditioning lost its force in her presence.

Most of my generation will be sheeplike, moving as part of the herd, because of their conditioning.

The trigger on Lee Falcaro's conditioning had to be the oath of citizenship as it was for his.

Some remarks on the conditioning of hawks will be found later on.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."

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