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Noun: reinforcement  ,ree-in'fors-munt
  1. (military) 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 reinforcement";
    - support, reenforcement
  2. Information that makes more forcible or convincing
    "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints";
    - reenforcement
  3. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behaviour that produced it
    - reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer
  4. A device designed to provide additional strength
    "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook";
    - strengthener
  5. An act performed to strengthen approved behaviour
    - reward

Derived forms: reinforcements

Type of: approval, approving, blessing, confirmation, device, input, military operation, op [informal], operation, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus

Encyclopedia: Reinforcement