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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·in·force·ment /ˌriənˈforsmənt, ˈfɔrs-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·in·force·ment /ˌrɪənˈforsmənt, ˈfɔr-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·in·force·ment n. See Reenforcement.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: support, reenforcement]
      2: information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his
         gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his
         complaints" [syn: reenforcement]
      3: (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the
         behavior that produced it [syn: reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer]
      4: 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"
         [syn: strengthener]
      5: an act performed to strengthen approved behavior [syn: reward]