Definition of ethological in English:

ethological

adjective

See ethology

  • ‘In the ethological view, dreams perform the task of integrating the daily experience of an animal with the programme for life laid down in the genome (the total genetic constitution) of the species.’
  • ‘While bringing insights from other disciplines to ethology and ornithology, John also used ethological concepts to approach problems in other fields.’
  • ‘Such findings from ethological primate studies are important for studies of human fathering in that they caution against simple biological determinism.’
  • ‘I recorded songs from spontaneously singing males while collecting ethological data on courtship and territorial behavior.’

Pronunciation

ethological

/iːθəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/