reinforcer

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noun re·in·forc·er \-ˈfȯr-sər\

Definition of reinforcer

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

reinforcer

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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


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