Definition of adient in English:

adient

Pronunciation /ˈadɪənt/

adjective

Psychology
  • Exhibiting, involving, or relating to a tendency to seek out or maximize the impact of a stimulus. Opposed to abient .

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Child Study. From classical Latin adient-, adiens, present participle of adīre to approach from ad- + īre to go.