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hedonic

[hee-don-ik] /hiˈdɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, characterizing, or pertaining to pleasure:
a hedonic thrill.
2.
pertaining to hedonism or hedonics.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; Greek hēdonikós pleasurable, equivalent to hēdon() pleasure + -ikos -ic; akin to Latin suādēre to advise, i.e., to recommend as pleasing (see suasion, persuade), sweet
Related forms
hedonically, adverb
nonhedonic, adjective
nonhedonically, adverb
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  • That's good, because fat activates the brain's natural mu-opioid receptors, provoking what scientists call a hedonic response.
  • The mutant mice showed increased response to reward stimuli in several hedonic scenarios.
  • It makes no sense to adjust services by the price of hedonic adj imported manufactured goods, and imputed homeowners rent.
  • Psychologists even have a word for the phenomenon: hedonic adaptation.
  • Additional recommendation regarding expanded use of hedonic regressions for making quality adjustments.
  • hedonic pricing is well accepted in the academic literature as a credible method of pricing single-family housing.
  • One approach to handling these complications is hedonic regression.
  • Estimate coefficients from an hedonic models of rents and apply these to owners with the same housing unit characteristics.

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