Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to both pleasure and pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In psychology and esthetics, relating to the affections of pleasantness and unpleasantness; pertaining to pleasure and pain.
  • In psychology and esthetics, the doctrine of affection; the science of pleasure and pain.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, "pain") + ἡδονή ‘pleasure’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were four levels of control (firm, branch, sector, total), with algedonic feedback (if lower level of control didn't remedy a problem in a certain interval, the higher level was notified).

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  • Stafford had hoped to install "algedonic meters" or early warning public opinion meters in "a representative sample of Chilean homes that would allow Chilean citizens to transmit their pleasure or displeasure with televised political speeches to the government or television studio in real time."

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  • It really isn't going to get any better until there is an algedonic feedback loop in place to reward success and punish failure.

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  • And, going back to my earlier point about algedonic feedback loops, people who never receive negative feedback are unlikely ever to learn their jobs adequately.

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  • With no functioning algedonic feedback loops, evolutionary improvement can never occur.

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  • There were four levels of control (firm, branch, sector, total), with algedonic feedback (if lower level of control didn’t remedy a problem in a certain interval, the higher level was notified).

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  • - test in which an accused person plunges his hand into vat of boiling water algedonic adj. - pertaining to pain, especially in association with pleasure.

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  • JM is surrounded by algedonic opportunities and struggles to resist some of them.

    May 3, 2010