\ˈɪnstɪŋkt], \ˈɪnstɪŋkt], \ˈɪ_n_s_t_ɪ_ŋ_k_t]\
Definitions of INSTINCT
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By Noah Webster.
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Impulse: an involuntary or unreasoning prompting to action: the natural impulse by which animals are guided apparently independent of reason or experience.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
A natural impulse in animals to do what is necessary for existence, preservation, and propagation, independently of instruction and experience; an unreasoned prompting.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The action of the living principle, whenever manifestly directing its operations to the health, preservation, or reproduction of a living frame or any part of such frame- Moli'men natu'rae suluta'rium. The law of instinct is, consequently, the law of the living principle, and instinctive actions are the actions of the living principle. Instinct is natural. Reason is acquired.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. Impulse; instigation;â€”a natural desire or aversion arising in the mmd without forethought or deliberation ; spontaneous dictate or prompting of natural feeling ;â€”especially the power which determines the will and action of animals; natural perception of, and appetency for tht which will preserve the individual, or propagate the species; also sense of danger.
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