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Meaning of “reinforcement” in the English Dictionary

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reinforcementnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌri·ɪnˈfɔrs·mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-/
something ​added to ​provide more ​strength or ​support: [U] The ​damurgentlyneeds reinforcement. Reinforcements are ​soldierssent to ​join an ​army to make it ​stronger: [C] Failure to ​increasefunds would ​deny reinforcements to ​troops already in the ​warzone. Reinforcement is also a way of ​influencingbehavior through ​rewards and ​punishments: positive/​negative reinforcement
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uk   us   /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt/
[C or U] the ​act of making an ​idea or belief ​stronger: The new ​logoserves as a visual reinforcement of the company's ​values.
[C, usually plural] extrapeople to ​help with ​work: Shops had tocall in reinforcements to ​help with the unexpected ​rush of ​customers.
[C or U] PRODUCTION the ​act of making a ​material or ​structurestronger, or the thing that is ​added to a ​structure to make it ​stronger: This ​wallneeds some ​kind of reinforcement. Titanium reinforcements were ​added to the ​structure.
(Definition of reinforcement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reinforcement”
in Chinese (Simplified) 增强, 加强, 巩固…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增強, 加強, 鞏固…
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