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Skinner

[skin-er] /ˈskɪn ər/
noun
1.
B(urrhus) F(rederic)
[bur-uh s] /ˈbɜr əs/ (Show IPA),
1904–90, U.S. psychologist and writer.
2.
Cornelia Otis, 1901–79, U.S. actress and author.
3.
her father, Otis, 1858–1942, U.S. actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for c skinner

skinner

/ˈskɪnə/
noun
1.
a person who prepares or deals in animal skins

Skinner

/ˈskɪnə/
noun
1.
B(urrhus) F(rederic). 1904–90, US behavioural psychologist. His "laws of learning", derived from experiments with animals, have been widely applied to education and behaviour therapy
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Word Origin and History for c skinner

skinner

n.

late 14c., "a dealer in skins," from skin (n.); as "one who skins," 1690s, agent noun from skin (v.). The surname is attested from mid-13c. Also in U.S. use "one who strips, robs, or plunders;" the name given to a band of marauders who committed depredations on Loyalists in New York during the Revolution. Cf. Old Norse skinnari "a dealer in skins; a skinner, tanner."

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c skinner in Medicine

Skinner Skin·ner (skĭn'ər), B(urrhus) F(rederick). 1904-1990.

American psychologist. A leading behaviorist, Skinner influenced the fields of psychology and education with his theories of stimulus-response behavior.

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