reinforcement

  • 1 reinforcement — UK US /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt/ noun ► [C or U] the act of making an idea or belief stronger: »The new logo serves as a visual reinforcement of the company s values. ► [C, usually plural] extra people to help with work: »Shops had to call in… …

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  • 2 Reinforcement — Re in*force ment ( ment), n. See {Re[ e]nforcement}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 reinforcement — I noun addition, additional strength, aid, assistance, augmentation, auxiliary, backing, boost, buttress, fresh supply, furtherance, help, helping hand, increase, prop, protection, relief, replenishment, strengthened supplement, supplementum,… …

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  • 4 reinforcement — 1610s, from REINFORCE (Cf. reinforce) + MENT (Cf. ment). Related: Reinforcements …

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  • 5 reinforcement — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of reinforcing. 2) (reinforcements) extra personnel sent to strengthen an army or similar force …

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  • 6 reinforcement — [rē΄in fôrsmənt] n. 1. a reinforcing or being reinforced 2. anything that reinforces 3. [pl.] additional troops, ships, etc. 4. Physiol. Psychol. any action or event that reinforces a response …

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  • 7 Reinforcement — Reinforce redirects here. For the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha character, see Reinforce (Nanoha). This article is about the term used in operant conditioning. For the construction materials reinforcement, see Rebar. For reinforcement learning in… …

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  • 8 reinforcement — noun 1 supporting/strengthening sth ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful ▪ negative, positive ▪ The children respond well to praise and positive reinforcement. ▪ steel VERB + …

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  • 9 reinforcement — re|in|force|ment [ˌri:ınˈfo:smənt US ˈfo:rs ] n 1.) reinforcements [plural] more soldiers, police etc who are sent to a battle, fight etc to make their group stronger ▪ The police called for reinforcements . 2.) positive/negative reinforcement… …

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  • 10 reinforcement — [[t]ri͟ːɪnfɔ͟ː(r)smənt[/t]] reinforcements 1) N PLURAL Reinforcements are soldiers or policemen who are sent to join an army or group of police in order to make it stronger. Mr Vlok promised new measures to protect residents, including the… …

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  • 11 Reinforcement — Re|in|force|ment 〈[riınfɔ:smənt] n. 15; unz.; Psych.〉 Bekräftigung des Gewohnten, Erlernten, z. B. durch Belohnung [engl. „Verstärkung, Bestätigung“] * * * Re|in|force|ment [ri:ɪn fɔ:smənt , ri:|ɪn fɔ:smɛnt], das; [engl. reinforcement, zu: to… …

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  • 12 reinforcement — 1. An increase of force or strength; denoting specifically the increased sharpness of the patellar reflex when the patient at the same time closes the fist tightly or pulls against the flexed fingers or contracts some other set of muscles. SEE… …

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  • 13 reinforcement — Synonyms and related words: Pavlovian conditioning, accelerando, acceleration, accession, accessory, accompaniment, accouterment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjunction, adjuvant, advocate,… …

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  • 14 reinforcement — noun 1) the reinforcement of our defenses Syn: strengthening, fortification, bolstering, shoring up, buttressing, bracing 2) reinforcement of the bomber force Syn: augmentation, increase, supplementing, boosting, to …

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  • 15 reinforcement — UK [ˌriːɪnˈfɔː(r)smənt] / US [ˌrɪɪnˈfɔrsmənt] noun Word forms reinforcement : singular reinforcement plural reinforcements 1) [uncountable] the process of reinforcing something 2) reinforcements [plural] extra soldiers or police officers who go… …

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  • 16 Reinforcement — Re|in|force|ment [ri:in fɔ:smənt] das; s <aus gleichbed. engl. reinforcement zu to reinforce »verstärken«, zu re (vgl. ↑re...) u. enforce »(mit Nachdruck) geltend machen«, dies aus altfr. enforcier, vgl. ↑Renforcé> das, was das 2↑Habit… …

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  • 17 reinforcement — n. (in psychology) the strengthening of a conditioned reflex (see conditioning). In classical conditioning this takes place when a conditioned stimulus is presented at the same time as – or just before – the unconditioned stimulus. In operant… …

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  • 18 reinforcement — noun 1) the reinforcement of our defences Syn: strengthening, fortification, bolstering, shoring up, buttressing, bracing 2) (reinforcements) Syn: additional troops, auxiliaries, reserves, suppor …

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  • 19 reinforcement — armatūra statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Plieniniai ar kitokios medžiagos elementai, sustiprinantys gaminį. atitikmenys: angl. reinforcement rus. арматура …

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  • 20 reinforcement — pastiprinimas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Nesąlyginio dirgiklio, sukeliančio nesąlyginį refleksą, veikmė. Nesąlyginis dirgiklis (pvz., maistas, skausmas) pastiprina sąlyginio reflekso susidarymą, tik reikia, kad eksperimentinis gyvūnas …

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