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reinforcement

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreinforcementre‧in‧force‧ment /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt $ -ˈfɔːrs-/ AWL noun  1 reinforcements2 positive/negative reinforcement3 [uncountable] the act of making something stronger The bridge needs some structural reinforcement.
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reinforcementHowever, because reinforcement is derived from the termination of noxious events, it is referred to as negative reinforcement.For empiricists, the main mechanism of motivation is reinforcement.More than 17 bridges in the area need reinforcement.The general principle on which response-cost is based, is referred to by psychologists as negative reinforcement.Behavior modification is the application of reinforcement techniques to educational or therapeutic practice.The excellent companies seem not only to know the value of positive reinforcement, but also how to manage it.Many older mains also required reinforcement to raise their capacity to match increased demand.
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