Definitions

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  • noun A supernormal stimulus; an exaggerated version of a stimulus to which there is an existing response tendency, or any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus for which it evolved.

Etymologies

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super- +‎ stimulus

Examples

  • They put out a superstimulus cloud of pheromones, human scent-signals of sexual readiness.

    The Ringworld Engineers

  • They put out a superstimulus cloud of pheromones, human scent-signals of sexual readiness.

    The Ringworld Engineers

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