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Reinforcement vs. Rebar

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Reinforcementnoun

(uncountable) The act, process, or state of reinforcing or being reinforced.

Rebarnoun

(countable) A steel reinforcing bar in a reinforced concrete structure.

Reinforcementnoun

(countable) A thing that reinforces.

Rebarnoun

(uncountable) A grid-shaped system of such bars.

Reinforcementnoun

(in the plural) Additional troops or materiel sent to support a military action.

Rebarverb

(transitive) To reinforce with bars of this kind.

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Reinforcementnoun

The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated.

Rebarverb

(transitive) To bar again.

‘After allowing the stranger to enter, she rebarred the door.’;

Reinforcementnoun

See Reënforcement.

Rebarverb

To redistribute the notes of a musical score across the bars, e.g. when changing time signature.

Reinforcementnoun

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’;

Rebar

Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), known when massed as reinforcing steel or reinforcement steel, is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and aid the concrete under tension. Concrete is strong under compression, but has weak tensile strength.

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Reinforcementnoun

information that makes more forcible or convincing;

‘his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints’;

Reinforcementnoun

(psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

Reinforcementnoun

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’;

Reinforcementnoun

an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Reinforcement

In behavioral psychology, reinforcement is a consequence applied that will strengthen an organism's future behavior whenever that behavior is preceded by a specific antecedent stimulus. This strengthening effect may be measured as a higher frequency of behavior (e.g., pulling a lever more frequently), longer duration (e.g., pulling a lever for longer periods of time), greater magnitude (e.g., pulling a lever with greater force), or shorter latency (e.g., pulling a lever more quickly following the antecedent stimulus).

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