PRONUNCIATION: (pav-LO-vee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to a conditioned or predictable response; automatic; involuntary.

ETYMOLOGY: After the physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his work in classical conditioning. Earliest documented use: 1922.

PAYLOVIAN - related to the World's Oldest Profession

PAULOVIAN - who received the loot after Petrovian was robbed

PA-BLOVIAN - about those aimless (and pointless) tales my father told