Definition of Tinbergen, Nikolaas in US English:

Tinbergen, Nikolaas

proper noun

  • (1907–88), Dutch zoologist. He found that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped, and he introduced the concept of displacement activity. He was the brother of economist Jan Tinbergen. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1973), shared with Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch.


Tinbergen, Nikolaas