- Pavlovian (adj.)
- 1931, from the theories, experiments, and methods of Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), especially in connection with the salivary reflexes of dogs in response to mental stimulus of the sound of a bell (attested from 1911, in Pavloff [sic] method).
- 1. Her yawn was a Pavlovian response to my yawn.
- 2. I had become a Pavlovian parachutist.
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