proception

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Noun[edit]

proception (uncountable)

  1. (In the (philosophy) of Justus Buchler) The process of the development of a person's experience by the interaction of behaviour and the environment.[1]
  2. (biology) Sexual behaviour that leads to conception.[2] The term “proceptivity” was introduced into general sexological use by Frank A. Beach in 1976[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OED (online) 2007
  2. ^ OED (online) 2007
  3. ^ Beach, F.A. 1976 Sexual attractivity, proceptivity, and receptivity in female mammals. Hormones and Behavior, 7:105-138.