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reinforcement 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌrē-inˈfôrsmənt/,
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reinforcements, plural;
  1. The action or process of reinforcing or strengthening

  2. The process of encouraging or establishing a belief or pattern of behavior, esp. by encouragement or reward

  3. Extra personnel sent to increase the strength of an army or similar force
    • - a small force would hold the position until reinforcements could be sent
  4. The strengthening structure or material employed in reinforced concrete or plastic


  1. support: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
  2. information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
  3. reinforcing stimulus: (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
  4. strengthener: a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
  5. reward: an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
  6. (reinforced) given added strength or support; "reinforced concrete contains steel bars or metal netting"
  7. 'Reinforcement is a term in operant conditioning and behavior analysis for the delivery of a stimulus, (immediately or shortly) after a response, that results in an increase in the future rate or probability of that response . ...
  8. The act or state of reinforcing or being reinforced; A thing that reinforces; Additional troops or materiel sent to support a military action; The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated
  9. (Reinforcements) Is a new unit of troops arriving to support that force in the battle. Generally this means that the team receiving reinforcements can receive additional re-spawns. Also see Replacements
  10. (Reinforced (Ankle, Heel, or Toe)) To strengthen a high-stress area of the sock (usually the heel, toe or ankle) with a durable yarn such as Nylon or Polypropylene.
  11. (Reinforced) The stress areas such as the toe or panty portion which have been strengthened with yarns of heavier denier.
  12. (reinforced) Strengthened, especially with additional soldiers.
  13. (reinforcing) Steel rods or metal fabric placed in concrete slabs, beams, or columns to increase their strength.
  14. (Reinforcing) Metal that is built into brickwork e.g. reinforcing bars
  15. (Reinforcing) To strengthen a structure by the addition of something to that structure.
  16. Metal reinforcing (usually brass or steel) inserted into a structure to increase its resistance to specific forces.
  17. A fabrication technique, often called “rodding,” that refers to the strengthening of unsound marble and limestone by cementing rods into grooves or channels cut into the back of the stone unit. Another method of reinforcement is the lamination of fiberglass to the back of tile units.
  18. Encouragement or praise given to participants to keep their interest or increase their motivation.
  19. is adding to the strength of an elastomer system.  This is typically accomplished by adding reinforcing fillers and resins.
  20. The means to give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen: The news reinforced her hopes.
  21. A strong material bonded into a matrix to improve its mechanical properties. Reinforcements are usually long fibers, chopped fibers, etc. A material used to reinforce, strengthen or give dimensional stability to a part.
  22. The positive effects of alcohol, such as its euphoric and anxiety-reducing effects, that help promote continued drinking. Specific neurotransmitters and regions of the brain are implicated in alcohol’s reinforcing effects.
  23. This is the work carried out to upgrade the existing network where needed to provide a new connection or load increase.
  24. The process of relocating forces in accordance with the Strategic Concept to any area at risk within and beyond the Alliance's Area of Responsibility to strengthen military capabilities as a means of conflict prevention, crisis management or defence. (MC400/1)