aversion


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aversion

(ə-vûr′zhən)
n.
The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus.

aversion

(ă-vĕr′zhŏn, shŏn) [L. aversio, a turning away from]
A strong feeling of dislike or repugnance.

aversion

avoidance, as when an animal will not enter a room or yards associated with pain or discomfort.

feed aversion
when a particular feed is rejected, e.g. feed contaminated by fungal toxin.
References in classic literature ?
I fell into the deepest dejection, believing that she had gone away, yet took no steps to resolve my doubt by inquiry of my landlady, to whom, indeed, I had taken an unconquerable aversion from her having once spoken of the girl with less of reverence than I thought befitting.
She drew back from him with aversion, and without looking in his face answered:
Let our relatives, on either side, form their own opinion on what I have written, and decide for themselves whether the aversion I now feel towards this man is well or ill founded.
This was my scheme, and my reasons were good; I was really alienated from him in the consequences of these things; indeed, I mortally hated him as a husband, and it was impossible to remove that riveted aversion I had to him.
I insisted on my aversion to lying with my own brother, and she insisted upon its being impossible to bring him to consent to my going from him to England; and in this uncertainty we continued, not differing so as to quarrel, or anything like it, but so as not to be able to resolve what we should do to make up that terrible breach that was before us.
As though accidents were determined to be favourable to it, they had a new assurance of congeniality in the aversion which each perceived that the other felt towards Blandois of Paris; an aversion amounting to the repugnance and horror of a natural antipathy towards an odious creature of the reptile kind.
With all Avdotya Romanovna's natural aversion and in spite of my invariably gloomy and repellent aspect--she did at least feel pity for me, pity for a lost soul.
With an exponential utility, the risk aversion of agent B does not affect the maximum bid price.
Researchers disagree on this issue in poison-based taste aversion learning.
Overall, men exhibited significantly lower risk aversion than women in the study, and also had significantly higher levels of salivary testosterone than women.
While there has long been debate about the social and biological differences between men and women, new research by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago's Department of Comparative Human Development explores how the hormone testosterone plays an important role in gender differences in financial risk aversion and career choice.
Researchers in psychological and neurological sciences report on the mechanisms of conditioned taste aversion and its application in research into learning and other fields.