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Dictionary Definition

stimulus n : any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action [syn: stimulation, stimulant, input] [also: stimuli (pl)]

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Etymology

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Noun

  1. Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system
    an economic stimulus
  2. Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
  3. Anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
  4. Anything that induces a person to take action

Translations

anything that may have an impact or influence on a system
in physiology: something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response
in psychology: anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism
anything that induces a person to take action

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Stimulus may refer to:
stimulus in Indonesian: Stimulus
stimulus in Polish: Bodziec
stimulus in Portuguese: Estímulo
stimulus is the plural of stimuli

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