adjective Date: 1926 1. of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or to his work and theories <
Pavlovian conditioning
2. being or expressing a conditioned or predictable reaction ; automatic <
the candidates gave Pavlovian answers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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