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reinforcement

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  • n  a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
  • n  information that makes more forcible or convincing
    his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints
  • n  (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
  • n  a device designed to provide additional strength
    he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook
  • n  an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

  • The rats, and later pigeons, became the center of laboratory experiments in which he controlled behavior by setting up "contingencies of reinforcement"circumstances under which .
  • Mike Scarpuzzi, vice president of zoological operations for SeaWorld California, says that the facility's tradition has always been the use of positive reinforcement.
  • Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman AP It is a powerful reinforcement of McCain's own political brand: tough, reform-minded, willing to break with his own party for the right cause.
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  • John Varley in BBC News
    Barclays shareholders will benefit from a reinforcement of our capital base and an ongoing commercial relationship with iShares,said Mr Varley.
  • Robert Gates in Reuters India
    I want to make sure that everybody understands that the increases in US forces are not seen as replacements for NATO contributions. They're reinforcement,Gates told reporters traveling with him this week.
  • Randy Johnson in USA Today
    I hope this is just positive reinforcement to him that he can be that good,said Johnson. "He hasn't struggled the whole year. That would be a misconception. He's pitched well at times, but the thing with being a starting pitcher is to have...

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