[ US /ˈɑpɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒpəɹənt/ ]
  1. having influence or producing an effect
    many emotional determinants at work
    an operant conscience
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How To Use operant In A Sentence

  • The traditional media is operantly conditioned to portray everything as a problem for the Democrats. Dems Still Crushing GOP In Fundraising For House Races
  • Quum membra absque capite aliquid operantur, ut, dum sese lacerant aut perdunt, demens est homo: sic, dum membra Christi sine capite Christo aliquid tentant, insana sunt, sese gravant et perdunt imprudentibus legibus. The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.
  • Rule-governed behavior is operant behavior in which discriminative control or other behavioral influence does come from verbal antecedents.
  • Consider instruction designed to teach students the aforementioned distinction between operants and respondents.
  • A simple answer is that the verbal behaviors of a patient or subject do not cease to be operants, governed by all the variables involved in operant behavior, when the person becomes a patient or an experimental subject.
  • Positive induction occurs when the rate of operant behavior in one situation varies directly, rather than inversely, with the conditions of reinforcement in another component.
  • In education these operant techniques include token economies, contingency contracting, behavior modification, and various forms of programmed instruction.
  • Training a lab rat to press a lever in an operant conditioning chamber involves giving it food pellets when it is active near the lever at first, then only delivering the food when it gets closer and closer to pressing the lever.
  • an operant conscience
  • [5462] O quoties dixi Zephyris properantibus illuc, Anatomy of Melancholy
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