noun. A reaction to a catalyst that directs or prompts an object/being to distance itself/their self from the catalyst.

ABIENCE: "It is most common for human beings to react to certain stimuli with a kneejerk reaction of backing away- such as when one may lean toward a hot surface, or find their self in close proximity to a bee or mosquito."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ABIENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abience/ (accessed July 10, 2020).