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Dictionary definition for: Reinforcement

1. (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; "they called for artillery support"

2. (n) information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"

3. (n) (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

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