Operant meaning

ŏpər-ənt
One that operates.
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Operating, or producing an effect or effects.
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A person or thing that operates.
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Operating to produce effects; effective.
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That operates to produce an effect.
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An operative person or thing.
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(psychology) An element of operant behavior.
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Operating to produce effects; effective.
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(psychology) Of, relating to, or being a response that occurs spontaneously and is identified by its reinforcing or inhibiting effects.
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(psychology) Relating to or being a response that occurs spontaneously and is identified by its reinforcing or inhibiting effects.
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(psychology) A class of behavior that produces consequences by operating (i.e., acting) upon the environment.
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One that operates.
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(psychology) An element of operant behavior.
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Origin of operant

  • Latin operāns operant- present participle of operārī to work operate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition