recruitment

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noun re·cruit·ment \ri-ˈkrüt-mənt\

Definition of recruitment

  1. 1 :  the action or process of recruiting

  2. 2 :  the process of adding new individuals to a population or subpopulation (as of breeding or legally catchable individuals) by growth, reproduction, immigration, and stocking; also :  a measure (as in numbers or biomass) of recruitment

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First Known Use of recruitment

1793


Medical Dictionary

recruitment

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noun re·cruit·ment \ri-ˈkrüt-mənt\

Medical Definition of recruitment

  1. 1:  the increase in intensity of a reflex when the initiating stimulus is prolonged without alteration of intensity due to the activation of increasing numbers of motor neurons—compare reinforcement

  2. 2:  an abnormally rapid increase in the sensation of loudness with increasing sound intensity that occurs in deafness of neural origin and especially in neural deafness of the aged in which soft sounds may be completely inaudible while louder sounds are distressingly loud



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