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Pronunciation: re'in-fors'er

Definition: In conditioning, a pleasant or satisfaction-yielding (positive reinforcer) or painful or unsatisfying (negative reinforcer), stimulus, object, or stimulus event that is obtained on the performance of a desired or predetermined operant.

Synonym(s): reward

See Also: reinforcement3

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