(psychol) the behaviour of an organism resulting from the effects of the environment
- Acquired character
a noninheritable character that results from certain environmental influences. Historical Examples The writer is not aware that there is at present on record a single adequate proof of the heredity of an acquired character. The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb Music, like language, is also an acquired character, and it is probably not transmitted. […]
- Acquired characteristic
noun a characteristic of an organism that results from increased use or disuse of an organ or the effects of the environment and cannot be inherited See also Lamarckism Historical Examples They acquired characteristic modes of speaking, of thinking. Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle “An acquired characteristic, I assure you,” said Temple, remembering […]
- Acquired drive
noun (psychol) a drive, like the desire for money, that has not been inherited but is learned, presumably because it leads to the satisfaction of innate drives acquired drive n. See secondary drive.
- Acquired epileptic aphasia
acquired epileptic aphasia acquired epileptic aphasia n. See Landau-Kleffner syndrome.