algedonic

Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to both pleasure and pain.

Examples

  • 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."

    ARTHUR MAGAZINE - WE FOUND THE OTHERS

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

    Army Rumour Service

  • 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.

    Army Rumour Service

Note

The word 'algedonic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'pleasure' and 'pain'.