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English definition of “stimulus”

stimulus

noun [C, U]     /ˈstɪmjələs/ (plural stimuli /ˈstɪmjəlaɪ/)
something that makes something else happen , grow , or develop more: The report provided the stimulus for more studies .Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiringCausing things to happen
(Definition of stimulus noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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