from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Psychology A stimulus, such as a reward, the removal of an unpleasant event, or a punishment, that in operant conditioning maintains or strengthens a desired response.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that reinforces; something that strengthens a behavior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who reinforces or strengthens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
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