Instinct vs Conditioning - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between instinct and conditioning
is that instinct
is a natural or inherent impulse or behaviour while conditioning
is the process of modifying a person or animal's behaviour.
As an adjective instinct
is (archaic) imbued, charged ((with
As a verb conditioning is
A natural or inherent impulse or behaviour.
- Many animals fear fire by instinct .
- By a divine instinct , men's minds mistrust / Ensuing dangers.
, author=Bertrand Russell
, passage=In spite of these qualifications, the broad distinction between instinct
and habit is undeniable. To take extreme cases, every animal at birth can take food by instinct, before it has had opportunity to learn; on the other hand, no one can ride a bicycle by instinct, though, after learning, the necessary movements become just as automatic as if they were instinctive.}}
An intuitive reaction not based on rational conscious thought.
- an instinct''' for order; to be modest by '''instinct
- Debbie's instinct was to distrust John.
(archaic) Imbued, charged ((with) something).
- The chariot of paternal deity / Itself instinct with spirit, but convoyed / By four cherubic shapes.
* 1928 , (HP Lovecraft), ‘The Call of Cthulhu’:
- a noble performance, instinct with sound principle
- This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters.
The process of modifying a person or animal's behaviour.
Any preparation or training, especially athletic training of the body.
, date=September 18
, author=Ben Dirs
, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.}}
The storage of a material specimen under specified temperature, humidity for a specified time prior to testing.