noun, plural stimuli
[stim-yuh-lahy] /ˈstɪm yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
something that incites to action or exertion or quickens action, feeling, thought, etc.:
The approval of others is a potent stimulus.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. something that excites an organism or part to functional activity.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ; -ˌliː)
something that stimulates or acts as an incentive
any drug, agent, electrical impulse, or other factor able to cause a response in an organism
an object or event that is apprehended by the senses
(med) a former name for stimulant
stimulus stim·u·lus (stĭm’yə-ləs)
n. pl. stim·u·li (-lī’)
That which can elicit or evoke an action or response in a cell, an excitable tissue, or an organism.
Plural stimuli (stĭm’yə-lī’)
Physiology Something that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in a cell, a tissue, or an organism. A stimulus can be internal or external. Sense organs, such as the ear, and sensory receptors, such as those in the skin, are sensitive to external stimuli such as sound and touch.
Something that has an impact or an effect on an organism so that its behavior is modified in a detectable way. See more at classical conditioning.
plur. stimuli (stim-yuh-leye)
An action, condition, or person that provokes a response, especially a conditioned response.
noun, Psychology. 1. generalization (def 4a). generalization [jen-er-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛn ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of generalizing. 2. a result of this process; a general statement, idea, or principle. 3. Logic. a proposition asserting something to be true either of all members of a certain class or of an indefinite […]
- Stimulus sensitive myoclonus
stimulus sensitive myoclonus n. Myoclonus induced by a variety of stimuli, such as talking, loud noises, or tapping.
noun, plural stimies, verb (used with object), stimied, stimying. 1. stymie. noun 1. Golf. (on a putting green) an instance of a ball’s lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt. 2. a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt […]
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