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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soundproof, light-resistant box or cage used in laboratories to isolate an animal for experiments in operant conditioning and usually containing only a bar or lever to be pressed by the animal to gain a reward, such as food, or to avoid a painful stimulus, such as a shock.

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After Burrhus Frederick Skinner.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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