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1. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
2. A strong wish or urge: an appetite for learning.
3. A collective demand: America's appetite for fossil fuels.

[Middle English apetit, from Old French, from Latin appetītus, strong desire, from past participle of appetere, to strive after : ad-, ad- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′pe·ti′tive (ăp′ĭ-tī′tĭv, ə-pĕt′ĭ-tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.appetitive - of or relating to appetiteappetitive - of or relating to appetite; "appetitive needs"
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Then we may fairly assume that they are two, and that they differ from one another; the one with which man reasons, we may call the rational principle of the soul, the other, with which he loves and hungers and thirsts and feels the flutterings of any other desire, may be termed the irrational or appetitive, the ally of sundry pleasures and satisfactions?
The study is the first to investigate the relationship between exposure to natural environments, craving for a range of appetitive substances and the experiencing of negative emotions or feelings.
Feeding is a complicated behavior involving food ingestion and appetitive behavior, which reflects the motivation for food intake (Keen-Rhinehart et al., 2013; Simpson and Balsam, 2016).
The assumption that inhibition is an opposite process to excitation has the additional implication that inhibitory conditioning with a US of an affective class (appetitive or aversive) would endow a CS with an opposite affective value (LoLordo & Fairless, 1985).
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He covers the modification of instinctive behavior, principles and applications of Pavlovian conditioning, theories of Pavlovian conditioning, principles and applications of appetitive conditioning, principles and applications of aversive conditioning, biological influences on learning, traditional learning theories, stimulus control of behavior, cognitive control of behavior, the storage of experiences, and memory retrieval and forgetting.
in the context of an aspiring morality--that is preeminent to the appetitive urges....
Things are expected to go more smoothly for the country's third auction which is scheduled for the second half of this year, but Fitch nevertheless believes 'limited investor appetitive registered in the second auction' is a tell-tale sign of a slowing solar sector.
Ibn Taymiyya criticized the Ash'arites for their refusal to countenance any objective basis to human or divine ethical judgments, their position that human judgments of good and bad were entirely relative, based solely on the desires of the appetitive soul (tab') which varied from person to another, and their view that divine judgments of good and bad were entirely arbitrary.
Heightened political tensions between the US and Turkey has clearly weighed on investor appetitive for emerging market assets, putting further pressure on a broad range of EM assets and currencies.
In this regard, the sensory organs such as dorsal and ventral organs, terminal organs, and 3 pharyngeal organs are connected by dopaminergic neurons that are involved in triggering aversive (initial recognition and distinguishing of food) and appetitive memory.