HyperDic: stimulus

English > 1 sense of the word stimulus:
NOUNcognitionstimulus, stimulation, stimulant, inputany stimulating information or event
stimulus > pronunciation
Soundsstih'myahlahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > stimulus: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAny stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.
Synonymsstimulation, stimulant, input
Narrowerconditioned stimulusThe stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
discriminative stimulus, cueA stimulus that provides information about what to do
evocation, induction, elicitationstimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
kickThe sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
negative stimulusA stimulus with undesirable consequences
positive stimulusA stimulus with desirable consequences
reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement(psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens / weakens the behavior that produced it
turn-onSomething causing excitement or stimulating interest
turnoff, negative stimulationSomething causing antagonism or loss of interest
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
Spanishestimulante, estímulo, input, sugestión
Catalanestimulant, estímul, input, suggestió
Verbsstimulateact as a stimulant
stimulateprovide the needed stimulus for
stimulatecause to do
stimulatestir feelings in

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