aversive

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aversive (comparative more aversive, superlative most aversive)

  1. tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc.)

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

aversive (countable and uncountable, plural aversives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) a grammatical case indicating that something is avoided or feared; the evitative case
  2. (psychology, countable) an unpleasant stimulus intended to induce a change in behaviour

References[edit]

  • Skinner, B. F. (1969) Contingencies of Reinforcement. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aversive

  1. feminine singular of aversif

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

aversive

  1. inflection of aversiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aversive f

  1. feminine plural of aversivo