Conditioned stimulus

(psychol) a stimulus to which an organism has learned to make a response by classical conditioning Compare unconditioned stimulus

conditioned stimulus n.
A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response produced by the unconditioned stimulus itself.

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