recruitment

[ri-kroot-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act or process of recruiting.
  2. 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
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Word Origin and History for recruitment
n.

1795, from recruit (v.) + -ment.

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recruitment

[rĭ-krōōtmənt]
n.
  1. An abnormal disproportionate sensation of loudness felt in response to sounds of increasing intensity.
  2. The activation of additional motor neurons in response to sustained stimulation of a given receptor or afferent nerve.
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