[ ri-kroot-muh nt ]
/ rɪˈkrut mənt /


the act or process of recruiting.
Physiology. an increase in the response to a stimulus owing to the activation of additional receptors, resulting from the continuous application of the stimulus with the same intensity.

Origin of recruitment

First recorded in 1815–25; recruit + -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for recruitment

[ rĭ-krōōtmənt ]


An abnormal disproportionate sensation of loudness felt in response to sounds of increasing intensity.
The activation of additional motor neurons in response to sustained stimulation of a given receptor or afferent nerve.
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