Associations to the word «Stimulus»

Wiktionary

STIMULUS, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system.
STIMULUS, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (physiology) Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
STIMULUS, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (psychology) Anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
STIMULUS, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) Anything that induces a person to take action.

Dictionary definition

STIMULUS, noun. Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope