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Meaning of Skinner box

Skin'ner box"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Psychol. Psychol.
  1. a box used in experiments in animal learning, esp. in operant conditioning, equipped with a mechanism that automatically gives the animal food or other reward or permits escape, as by opening a door.
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