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Thorn·dike

 (thôrn′dīk′), Edward Lee 1874-1949.
American educational psychologist noted for his study of animal intelligence and his methods of measuring intelligence.
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Thorndike

(ˈθɔːnˌdaɪk)
n
1. (Biography) Edward Lee. 1874–1949, US psychologist, who worked on animals and proposed that all learnt behaviour is regulated by rewards and punishments (Thorndike's law or law of effect)
2. (Biography) Dame (Agnes) Sybil. 1882–1976, British actress
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Thorn•dike

(ˈθɔrnˌdaɪk)

n.
1. Edward Lee, 1874–1949, U.S. psychologist and lexicographer.
2. Dame Sybil, 1882–1976, English actress.
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2.Thorndike - United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
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Thorndike decided to pay the price; and with the facility of long practice dismissed the Correggio, and snapped his mind back to the present.
"Tell him," commanded Thorndike, "I want a wood road, suitable to a farm; and to let the trees grow where God planted them."
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
He recalled that a Sunday Special had once calculated that the working time of Arnold Thorndike brought him in two hundred dollars a minute.
Thorndike stepped into the gloom of an echoing rotunda, shut in on every side, hung by balconies, lit, many stories overhead, by a dirty skylight.
Thorndike is interested in Henry Spear, coming up for sentence in Part Three this morning.
Thorndike, unaccustomed to cross the pavement to his office unless escorted by bank messengers and plain-clothes men, felt the room growing rapidly smaller; the figure of the truculent Greek loomed to heroic proportions.
Thorndike. For the woman he felt a thrill of sympathy, but at once saw that it was superfluous.
Young Andrews flung up his hands and appealed to Thorndike.
In the corridors were many people, and with his eyes on the broad shoulders of the assistant district attorney, Thorndike pushed his way through them.
Thorndike was halted, but the first tipstaff came to his rescue.
* The scientific study of this subject may almost be said to begin with Thorndike's "Animal Intelligence" (Macmillan, 1911).