Definition of Stimulus

1. Noun. Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.




Definition of Stimulus

1. n. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor and action.

Definition of Stimulus

1. Noun. Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system ¹

2. Noun. (physiology) Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response. ¹

3. Noun. (psychology) Anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body. ¹

4. Noun. Anything that induces a person to take action ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stimulus

1. something that causes a response [n -LI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stimulus

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stimulateth
stimulating
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stimulatress
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stimulus (current term)
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Literary usage of Stimulus

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"stimulus B.— No hue-change. The light or white foggy mist approached the center from the ... It appears to be a little darker than the stimulus-color. ..."

2. The Integrative action of the nervous system by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"LECTURE III CO-ORDINATION IN THE SIMPLE REFLEX (concluded} Argument: Correspondence between intensity of stimulus and intensity of reflex reaction. ..."

3. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"Waller finds the response in a nerve-trunk, directly stimulated, increase in much closer direct proportion to the increment of external stimulus than does ..."

4. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"We distinguish two cases under the general head of substitute stimulus. In the one case, the substitute stimulus was originally extraneous, and unnecessary ..."

5. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"From this in a general waj we can perceive the connection between the stimulus and the feeling it excites. At least thus much appears, that the law of ..."

6. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"From this in a general way we can perceive the connection between the stimulus and the feeling it excites. At least thus much appears, that the law of ..."

7. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1918)
"From this in a general w»j we can perceive the connection between the stimulus and the feeling it excites. At least thus much appears, that the law of ..."

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