noun Date: 1602 1. the action of reinforcing ; the state of being reinforced 2. something that reinforces

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  • reinforcement — UK US /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt/ noun ► [C or U] the act of making an idea or belief stronger: »The new logo serves as a visual reinforcement of the company s values. ► [C, usually plural] extra people to help with work: »Shops had to call in… …   Financial and business terms

  • Reinforcement — Re in*force ment ( ment), n. See {Re[ e]nforcement}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reinforcement — I noun addition, additional strength, aid, assistance, augmentation, auxiliary, backing, boost, buttress, fresh supply, furtherance, help, helping hand, increase, prop, protection, relief, replenishment, strengthened supplement, supplementum,… …   Law dictionary

  • reinforcement — 1610s, from REINFORCE (Cf. reinforce) + MENT (Cf. ment). Related: Reinforcements …   Etymology dictionary

  • reinforcement — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of reinforcing. 2) (reinforcements) extra personnel sent to strengthen an army or similar force …   English terms dictionary

  • reinforcement — [rē΄in fôrsmənt] n. 1. a reinforcing or being reinforced 2. anything that reinforces 3. [pl.] additional troops, ships, etc. 4. Physiol. Psychol. any action or event that reinforces a response …   English World dictionary

  • Reinforcement — Reinforce redirects here. For the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha character, see Reinforce (Nanoha). This article is about the term used in operant conditioning. For the construction materials reinforcement, see Rebar. For reinforcement learning in… …   Wikipedia

  • reinforcement — noun 1 supporting/strengthening sth ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful ▪ negative, positive ▪ The children respond well to praise and positive reinforcement. ▪ steel VERB + …   Collocations dictionary

  • reinforcement — re|in|force|ment [ˌri:ınˈfo:smənt US ˈfo:rs ] n 1.) reinforcements [plural] more soldiers, police etc who are sent to a battle, fight etc to make their group stronger ▪ The police called for reinforcements . 2.) positive/negative reinforcement… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reinforcement — [[t]ri͟ːɪnfɔ͟ː(r)smənt[/t]] reinforcements 1) N PLURAL Reinforcements are soldiers or policemen who are sent to join an army or group of police in order to make it stronger. Mr Vlok promised new measures to protect residents, including the… …   English dictionary

  • Reinforcement — Re|in|force|ment 〈[riınfɔ:smənt] n. 15; unz.; Psych.〉 Bekräftigung des Gewohnten, Erlernten, z. B. durch Belohnung [engl. „Verstärkung, Bestätigung“] * * * Re|in|force|ment [ri:ɪn fɔ:smənt , ri:|ɪn fɔ:smɛnt], das; [engl. reinforcement, zu: to… …   Universal-Lexikon

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