Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

reinforcer

play
noun re·in·forc·er \-ˈfȯr-sər\

Definition of reinforcer

  1. :  a stimulus (as a reward or the removal of an electric shock) that increases the probability of a desired response in operant conditioning by being applied or effected following the desired response



1955

First Known Use of reinforcer

1955


Medical Dictionary

reinforcer

play
noun re·in·forc·er \-ˈfōr-sər, -ˈfȯr-\

Medical Definition of reinforcer

  1. :  a stimulus (as a reward or removal of an electric shock) that increases the probability of a desired response in operant conditioning by being applied or removed following the desired response




Learn More about reinforcer

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "reinforcer"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reinforcer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ