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re·in·force·ment

 (rē′ĭn-fôrs′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of reinforcing or the state of being reinforced.
2. Something that reinforces.
3. often reinforcements Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
4. Psychology
a. The occurrence or experimental introduction of an unconditioned stimulus along with a conditioned stimulus.
b. The strengthening of a conditioned response by such means.
c. An event, circumstance, or condition that increases the likelihood that a given response will recur in a situation like that in which the reinforcing condition originally occurred.

re•in•force•ment

(ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-)

n.
1. the act of reinforcing; the state of being reinforced.
2. something that reinforces or strengthens.
3. Often, reinforcements. an additional supply of personnel, ships, aircraft, etc., for a military force.
4. a procedure, as a reward or punishment, that alters a behavioral response.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reinforcement - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its missionreinforcement - 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"
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
close support - close-in firing by one unit against an enemy engaged by another unit
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.reinforcement - information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
confirmation - information that confirms or verifies
3.reinforcement - (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
positive reinforcer, positive reinforcing stimulus - a reinforcing stimulus that serves to increase the likelihood of the response that produces it
negative reinforcer, negative reinforcing stimulus - a reinforcing stimulus whose removal serves to decrease the likelihood of the response that produced it
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
4.reinforcement - 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"
backing, mount - something forming a back that is added for strengthening
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
brace - a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
safety arch - an undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction
5.reinforcement - an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
carrot - promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"; "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote";

reinforcement

noun
1. strengthening, increase, supplement, enlargement, fortification, amplification, augmentation the reinforcement of peace and security around the world
2. support, stay, shore, prop, brace, buttress There are reinforcements on all doors.
plural noun
1. reserves, support, auxiliaries, additional or fresh troops troop reinforcements
Translations
تَعْزيزات عَسْكَرِيَّه، إمداداتتَقْوِيَه، دَعْم، تَعْزيز
posíleníposilyzpevnění
forstærkning
utánpótlás
efling, stuîningurliîsauki
posilnenie
ojačitev
güçlendirmetakviye etmetakviye kuvvetleri

reinforcement

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt] N
1. (= act) → refuerzo m
2. (Mil) reinforcementsrefuerzos mpl

reinforcement

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrsmənt]
n
(= strengthening) [security, military presence] → renforcement m
(= support) (for behaviour, attitude)renforcement m
a reinforcement of stereotypes → un renforcement des stéréotypes
reinforcements npl (= extra soldiers, police) → renforts mpl

reinforcement

n
no pl (= act) (lit, fig, Psych, Mil) → Verstärkung f; (of concrete also)Armierung f; (of sb’s demands, beliefs)Stärkung f, → Stützung f; (of evidence, statement)Stützung f, → Bestätigung f; (of opinion)Bestätigung f; reinforcement troops (Mil) → Verstärkungstruppen pl
(= thing)Verstärkung f; reinforcements (Mil, fig) → Verstärkung f

reinforcement

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt] n
a. (action) → rinforzo, rafforzamento; (thing) → rinforzo
b. (Mil) reinforcements nplrinforzi mpl

reinforce

(riːinˈfoːs) verb
to make stronger. I've reinforced the elbows of this jacket with leather patches; Extra troops will be sent to reinforce the army.
ˌreinˈforcement noun
1. the act of reinforcing.
2. (in plural) men added to an army etc in order to strengthen it. As the enemy attacks increased, the general called for reinforcements.

reinforcement

n (psych, etc.) refuerzo
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