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  Definition of reinforcement
  1. a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
  2. an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
  3. a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
  4. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
  5. information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
Similar Words: support, reenforcement, reward, strengthener, reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer

 

Hyponyms: close support, carrot, backing, mount, brace, bracing, safety arch, positive reinforcing stimulus, positive reinforcer, negative reinforcing stimulus, negative reinforcer

 

Derivational Morphology: reinforce, reenforce, reward, strengthen, beef up, fortify

 

 
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