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n. a detailed listing and description of the behavior patterns of a nonhuman animal in its natural habitat. The description is objective rather than interpretative. For example, a vocalization given in response to a predator would be described in terms of its acoustic properties rather than its apparent function of alarm call. An ethogram can be used to determine categories for a behavior record and is a prerequisite for observational research. See ethology.

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February 24th 2024

Judgment of Line Orientation (JLO)

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