Associations to the word «Reinforcement»


REINFORCEMENT, noun. (uncountable) The act, process, or state of reinforcing or being reinforced.
REINFORCEMENT, noun. (countable) A thing that reinforces.
REINFORCEMENT, noun. (in the plural) Additional troops or materiel sent to support a military action.
REINFORCEMENT, noun. (uncountable) (behavioral psychology) The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated.

Dictionary definition

REINFORCEMENT, noun. A military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support".
REINFORCEMENT, noun. Information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints".
REINFORCEMENT, noun. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it.
REINFORCEMENT, noun. A device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook".
REINFORCEMENT, noun. An act performed to strengthen approved behavior.

Wise words

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.