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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reinforcement a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission "they called for artillery support"
    • n reinforcement an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
    • n reinforcement a device designed to provide additional strength "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener","he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
    • n reinforcement (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
    • n reinforcement information that makes more forcible or convincing "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reinforcement See Reënforcement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reinforcement The act of reinforcing.
    • n reinforcement Additional force; fresh assistance; specifically, additional troops or forces to augment the strength of a military or naval force.
    • n reinforcement Any augmentation of strength or force by something added.
    • n reinforcement Splints of rigid material built into a compound or sinew-backed bow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Reinforcement the act of reinforcing: additional force or assistance, esp. of troops
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  • Henry P. Fairchild
    Henry P. Fairchild
    “No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.”
  • John Milton
    “What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.”


In literature:

By this time the reinforcements from home were all at Cairo, and their stores had already been sent up.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
Eighty thousand German reinforcements are said to have come up to break through our line, and the British dead are now piled up on the field.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
While the enemy waited for reinforcements, he might have captured Amherstburg.
"The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812" by Ralph D. Paine
They were waiting for reinforcements from America.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Once we began marching about continents, situations calling for heavy reinforcements would probably be created.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
The town guard of musketeers had been reinforced by a number of friars from a religious house.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
He brings them supplies and reinforcements and is already at Janville.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
This space is filled with a flooring of reinforced concrete, resting on the two arches, and carrying the central roadway.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The garrison was reinforced and the Turks were repulsed.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
On the way they received considerable reinforcements, from the villages they passed through.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

When reinforcements came at last,
Then woe betide the Huns,
From man to man the word was passed
"We must retake the guns."
"Langemark" by Abner Cosens
An image of an aeroplane
the propeller is rashers of bacon
the wings are of reinforced lard
the tail is made of paper-clips
the pilot is a wasp
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
"This morning, at daybreak, a terrible charge
Was made on the enemy's centre: such large
And fresh reinforcements were held at his back,
He stoutly and stubbornly met the attack.
"Beechenbrook - IX" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Sometimes my eye is caught like a big dumb fly
by the masterly spider webs in the corners of my room.
But I really look up
to the seventy-seven-story, reinforced-concrete mountains
my blue-shirted builders create!
"Regarding Art" by Nazim Hikmet
So in fact it stands.
What shall I say? Yes, Nathan, 'tis all right:
Tho' he himself is dead. I came to Syria
With the last reinforcement of our order,
But--but what has all this long tale to do
With Recha's brother, whom -
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

We've written on this topic before, but it merits reinforcement because you don't see it often.
City and federal authorities in Washington, DC, which has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, reinforced that point recently.
Unit has a 60-inch-wide x 48-inch-deep loading "skip" with heavy plate steel reinforcements for strength.
D120-02 Thermosetting Fiberglass -Reinforced Plastic Tanks.
That opinion was reinforced after he studied the film of the scrimmage and took some time to reflect.
And so, as he tries to work out a system for sifting and winnowing such claims to legitimacy, Vollmann inadvertently reinforces his own sense of just how ubiquitous and inescapable violence is.
"You can't get there from here" should be the motto of Columbia Transit, and making a small shift in one route will only reinforce that.
The recent pipeline summit Gov Jack Dalrymple hosted was a good opportunity to reinforce the fact that truck traffic is an issue in North Dakota.
For his band's eighth album, Cornershop's Tjinder Singh called in reinforcements: Swedish songstress Izzy Lindqwister.
With his projects called " Unbranded " and "Rebranded," Thomas scrutinizes the stereotypes and historical assumptions that are often reinforced by advertising.
What do tooling product designers and manufacturers understand about the economic needs of shops and fabricators working with carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), composites, etc.
But to date, the impact of the Internet has been mainly to reinforce the economic and intellectual leadership of a handful of urban centers and nearby suburbs, according to an analysis by the Taub Urban Research Center at New York University.
We introduce an approach to autonomously creating state space abstractions for an online reinforcement learning agent using a relational representation.
CIA whispering campaign reinforces drone attacks. Sagemcom Reinforces its Energy Offer by Acquiring Fröschl.

In science:

In this section we consider the edge-reinforced random walk on the finite ladder G(n) of length n.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
The following lemma shows that the Gibbs measure defined by the total Hamiltonian H (n) indeed describes the random environment for the reinforced random walk, transformed to the local spin variables.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
The following proposition is the key ingredient to prove recurrence of reinforced random walks: It bounds exponential moments for the “separation variables” Σj .
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
On any graph G, the edge-reinforced random walk is recurrent if almost al l paths return to the starting point infinitely often.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
Since k is arbitrary, we conclude that the reinforced random walk on the halfladder returns to 0 infinitely often with probability 1.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder