operant operant  /ˈɑ pə rənt/


  • (adj) having influence or producing an effect


  1. Kamiya's experiments are typical in several respects of all autonomic-research methods, which employ what is known as operant conditioning or instrumental learning.
  2. Slim is the operant word.



  • "The global community of clicker trainers have demonstrated over and over again that the most powerful and fun way of teaching is through applying the scientific principles of operant conditioning and a marker signal," said Karen Pryor....
    on Jun 6, 2006 By: Karen Pryor Source: PR Web (press release)

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