reinforcer

noun
re·​in·​forc·​er | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈfȯr-sər How to pronounce reinforcer (audio) \

Definition of reinforcer

: a stimulus (such 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

First Known Use of reinforcer

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinforcer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinforcer. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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reinforcer

noun
re·​in·​forc·​er | \ -ˈfōr-sər, -ˈfȯr- How to pronounce reinforcer (audio) \

Medical Definition of reinforcer

: 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

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