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Definition of the adjective agonistic
What does agonistic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- striving to overcome in argument
- struggling for effect
Alternative definition of the adjective agonistic
- Of or relating to contests that were originally participated in by the Ancient Greeks; athletic.
- [context: zoology, anthropology] Characterised by conflict or hostility.
- [rhetoric] Argumentative, combative.
- [pharmacology] Pertaining to an agonist.
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Captive Seawater Fishes (1992)
Science and Technology by Stephen Spotte
The adjective agonistic means striving to overcome in argument; competitive or combative. This seems simple enough. However, to animal behaviorists the agonist can be either the aggressor or the recipient of aggression. According to Miller ...
A Dictionary of Ethology (1989)
by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer
AGONISTIC BEHAVIOR Agonistic behavior A general term for all behavior having to do with fighting, including aggression (attack, threat behavior, defense) and fleeing. The use of the term in the ethological literature varies: many ethologists, ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
lb: an agonistic ...
by Michel Millodot
Table M5 Agonistic, antagonistic and synergistic extraocular muscles agonist ipsilateral antagonist ipsilateral synergist(s) contralateral synergist lateral rectus medial rectus superior oblique medial rectus inferior oblique superior rectus inferior ...
Dictionary of Psychology (2014)
by Mike Cardwell
agonistic behavior the neurotransmitter serotonin in the aggressive behavior of chimpanzees, with a suggestion that the same role may be observed in humans • psychological theories such as the frustration-aggression theory see aggression ...
by Karen Tracy, Cornelia Ilie, Todd Sandel
Distinctive features and recurrent patterns of parliamentary discourse Histrionic versus agonistic features of parliamentary discourse The interaction between MPs exhibits elements of both a theater scenario, that is, histrionic features, and a ...
by David Mcfarland
agonistic behaviour The complex of *aggression, *threat, *appeasement, and ...
by Jill Bailey
agonistic may be by natural colonization by trees or by deliberate planting. age class The individuals in a population of a particular age. age distribution The number of individuals of each age in a population. When the birth rate and survival ...
Encyclopedia of Biology (2009)
by Don Rittner, Timothy Lee McCabe
agonistic behavior This behavior usually involves two animals in a competitive contest, which can be in the form of combat,
agonistic behavior where one individual becomes dominant, others become subdominant, and so on down the line, ...
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- Agonistic Meaning
Video shows what agonistic means. Of or relating to contests that were originally participated in by the Ancient Greeks; athletic.. Characterised by conflict or ...
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- Agonistic monoclonal antibody Meaning
Video shows what agonistic monoclonal antibody means. A monoclonal antibody that aims to boost the human immune system either to fight infection or cancer.
Scrabble value of A1G2O1N1I1S1T1I1C3
The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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