disincentive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disincentive a negative motivational influence
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Usage

In literature:

A complex system of incentives and disincentives drives the workforce to dedication and industriousness.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The United States has diplomatic, economic, and military disincentives available in approaches to both Iran and Syria.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
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In news:

Unemployment Benefits May Be Disincentive for Job Seekers: Study.
Ballard says he would prefer that coverage be provided only to same-sex partners because he believes offering it to heterosexual couples is a "disincentive to marry".
The disincentives come from many directions.
One disincentive to handling tarantulas is their defense mechanism -- irritant hairs on their abdomens that they can scatter.
Michigan's personal property tax is a disincentive to business investment and should be eliminated, but that can't happen until lawmakers have a means to replace the revenues, House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, told the Kalamazoo Gazette.
He added, however, the policy directive was only the beginning and cautioned there are disincentives to protecting whistleblowers .
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In science:

Furthermore, there are considerable disincentives to revealing one’s own deception in the case of online reviews, such as being permanently banned from a review portal, or harming a business’s reputation.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
Perhaps more importantly, the mere knowledge that an A/V recording is, or might be, being made is a powerful disincentive to crime and abuse of power on all scales, depriving pickpockets and war criminals alike of the confidence that their misdeeds will go unrecorded and therefore unpunished.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
For this reason, we proposed a game-theoretic analysis of persistent access schemes for WiFi infrastructure networks, in order to characterize equilibria conditions and to design disincentive mechanisms for inefficient behaviors.
MAC design for WiFi infrastructure networks: a game-theoretic approach
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