Definition of Lorenz, Konrad
- (1903–89), Austrian zoologist; full name Konrad Zacharias Lorenz. He pioneered the science of ethology, emphasizing innate rather than learned behavior or conditioned reflexes. Notable works: King Solomon’s Ring (1952) and On Aggression (1966). Nobel Prize for Physics (1973), shared with Karl von Frisch and Nikolaas Tinbergen.