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op·er·ant

 (ŏp′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Operating to produce effects; effective.
2. Psychology Of, relating to, or being a response that occurs spontaneously and is identified by its reinforcing or inhibiting effects.
n.
1. One that operates.
2. Psychology An element of operant behavior.

[Latin operāns, operant-, present participle of operārī, to work; see operate.]

op′er·ant·ly adv.

operantly

(ˈɒpərəntlɪ)
adv
from an operative or productive point of view
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