stimulus

  • 1stimulus — [ stimylys ] n. m. • 1795; mot lat. sc.; cf. a. fr. stimule « aiguillon » et fig. (XVIe); de stimuler ♦ Physiol. Cause externe ou interne capable de provoquer la réaction d un système excitable. ⇒ excitant. « lorsque tel organe [...] se contracte …

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  • 2stimulus — stim‧u‧lus [ˈstɪmjləs] noun [singular, uncountable] something that helps a process to develop more quickly or strongly: stimulus to • The discovery of oil acted as a stimulus to the local economy. ˌfiscal ˈstimulus ECONOMICS an attempt to make… …

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  • 3stimulus — stimulus, stimulant, excitant, incitement, impetus can all mean an agent that arouses a person or a lower organism or a particualr organ or tissue to activity. Only the first three words have definite and common technical use. Stimulus, in this… …

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  • 4Stimulus — may refer to:*Sha Stimuli, a brooklyn based rapper. *Stimulus (band), an experimental band *Stimulus (physiology), something external that influences an activity *Stimulus (psychology), a concept in behaviorism *Input to a system in other fields… …

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  • 5Stimulus — Stim u*lus, n.; pl. {Stimuli}. [L., for stigmulus, akin to L. instigare to stimulate. See {Instigare}, {Stick}, v. t.] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor …

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  • 6STIMULUS — apud Terentium Phormione, Act. 1. sc. 2. v. 28. Nam quae inscitia est Adversum stimulos calces, supple iactare? κέντρον est Aeschylo, Agamemn. v. 1620. Πρὸς κέντρα μὴ λάκτιζε et Scriptori sacro Actorum c. 9. versu 5. et c. 26. v. 14. ubi eadem… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 7stimulus — plural stimuli, 1680s, originally as a medical term, something that goads a lazy organ (often the male member), from Mod.L. stimulus goad (see STIMULATION (Cf. stimulation)). General sense is from 1791. Psychological sense is first recorded 1894 …

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  • 8stimulus — stȉmulus m DEFINICIJA term. djelovanje neke vrste energije na osjetne receptore; podražaj ETIMOLOGIJA lat. stimulus ≃ stimulans: poticajan ← lat. stimulare …

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  • 9Stimŭlus — (lat.), 1) spitziges Ding, Stachel; bes. 2) eiserne Spitze an einem Stab, womit Fuhrleute u. Landbauer die Zugthiere antrieben; 3) eiserne Spitzen, welche da ausgestreut wurden, wo man sich eines Angriffs der Reiterei versah, vgl. Fußangeln; 4)… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10stimulus — I noun activator, animator, arouser, calcar, catalyst, catalytic agent, cause, drive, encouragement, excitant, fillip, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitamentum, incitement, inducement, influence, inritamentum, motivating force, motive,… …

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  • 11Stimulus — Stimulus,der:1.⇨Antrieb(1)–2.⇨Reiz(1) …

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  • 12stimulus — has the plural form stimuli (pronounced stim yoo liy with the last syllable as in lie) …

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  • 13stimulus — [n] provocation bang*, boost, catalyst, cause, charge, encouragement, eye opener*, fillip, fireworks*, flash*, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, incitement, inducement, instigation, invitation, kick*, motivation, motive, piquing,… …

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  • 14stimulus — ► NOUN (pl. stimuli) 1) something that evokes a specific reaction in an organ or tissue. 2) something that promotes activity, interest, or enthusiasm. ORIGIN Latin, goad, spur, incentive …

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  • 15stimulus — [stim′yo͞oləs, stim′yələs] n. pl. stimuli [stim′yo͞olī΄, stim′yəlī΄] [L, a goad, sting, torment, pang, spur, incentive: see STYLE] 1. something that rouses or incites to action or increased action; incentive 2. Physiol. Psychol. any action or… …

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  • 16stimulus — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, major, powerful, strong ▪ negative, positive ▪ conditioned, unconditioned …

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  • 17Stimulus — Dans le domaine de la psychologie expérimentale et de la biologie, un stimulus désigne tout ce qui est de nature à déterminer une excitation chez un organisme vivant : un son (stimulus auditif), un stimulus visuel (image ou lumière), une… …

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  • 18stimulus */*/ — UK [ˈstɪmjʊləs] / US [ˈstɪmjələs] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms stimulus : singular stimulus plural stimuli UK [ˈstɪmjʊlaɪ] / US [ˈstɪmjəˌlaɪ] 1) anything that encourages something to happen, develop, or improve stimulus to: The… …

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  • 19stimulus — n. 1) to give, provide a stimulus 2) a powerful stimulus 3) a stimulus to * * * [ stɪmjʊləs] provide a stimulus a powerful stimulus a stimulus to to give …

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  • 20stimulus — stim|u|lus [ stımjələs ] (plural stim|u|li [ stımjə,laı ] ) noun count or uncount ** 1. ) anything that encourages something to happen, develop, or improve: stimulus to: The Fed hopes that lower interest rates will be a stimulus to investment.… …

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