1. with regard to free-operant conditioning under interval-based reinforcement, actions that are predominant within the time briefly prior to reinforcement taking place. 2. a reaction which either lies outside a living being's present behavioral repertoire or isn't happening at a favored rate, magnitude or intensity.

TERMINAL BEHAVIOR: "The patient's terminal behavior was worrisome to her family, naturally."
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