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Definition of conditioning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the training or experience that an animal or a person has that makes them behave in a particular way in a particular situation Is personality the result of conditioning from parents and society, or are we born with it?
  2. 2the process of following a regular program of diet and exercise to become healthier and stronger Thanks to the efforts of the new coach, the team’s conditioning had improved dramatically. see also air conditioning
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conditioning