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generalization
the tendency, once a response has been conditioned, for stimuli similar to the conditioned stimulus to elicit similar responses
Stimulus
something that causes growth or activity
elicit
o get or produce something, especially information or a reaction
out of condition
not healthy enough for hard physical exercise, as a result of not taking part in sport or other physical activities
tendency
If someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it.
percent of change
A ratio that compares the change in a quantity to the original amount.
ratio
the relationship between two groups or amounts that expresses how much bigger one is than the other
quantity demanded
the amount of a good that buyers are willing and able to purchase
Baseline
an imaginary line used as a starting point for making comparisons
regardless
despite; not being affected by something
nylon
an artificial substance used especially to make clothes, ropes, and brushes
polyester
a type of artificial cloth
gland
an organ of the body or of a plant that secretes (= produces) liquid chemicals that have various purposes
various
many different
variety
the characteristic of often changing and being different
organ
a part of the body of an animal or plant that performs a particular job
organ transplant surgery
the process of taking a healthy organ such as a heart or lung from a person who has just died and putting it into a living person to replace an organ that is not working properly
coolant
a specially prepared liquid that is used to stop a machine from getting too hot while it is operating
liner
a large ship for carrying passengers in great comfort on long journeys
gear
a device, often consisting of connecting sets of wheels with teeth (= points) around the edge, that controls how much power from an engine goes to the moving parts of a machine
be in/go into high gear
to be or become very active, exciting, or productive
overheat
to (cause to) become hotter than necessary or wanted
overhear
to hear what other people are saying without intending to and without their knowledge
intend
to have as a plan or purpose
intense
extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong
forceful
expressing opinions strongly and demanding attention or action
forcible
Forcible actions involve the use of physical power or of violence.
cushion
a bag made of cloth, plastic, or leather that is filled with soft material, often has an attractive cover, and is used especially on chairs for sitting or leaning on
cushion of air
a layer of air often used to support a machine or vehicle
Bloomer
a silly or embarrassing mistake that does not have serious results
quarterly
done or produced four times a year
yearly
every year or once every year
rob
to take money or property illegally from a place, organization, or person, often using violence
robbery
the crime of stealing from somewhere or someone
might
power, strength, or force
mighty
very large, powerful, or important
swift
happening or moving quickly or within a short time, especially in a smooth and easy way( ADJ)
swiftly
happening or moving quickly or within a short time, especially in a smooth and easy way (ADV)
frustrate
to make someone feel annoyed or less confident because they cannot achieve what they want
frustrating
making you feel annoyed or less confident because you cannot achieve what you want