the act of reinforcing.
the state of being reinforced.
something that reinforces or strengthens.
Often reinforcements. an additional supply of personnel, ships, aircraft, etc., for a military force.
a system of steel bars, strands, wires, or mesh for absorbing the tensile and shearing stresses in concrete work.
a procedure, as a reward or punishment, that alters a response to a stimulus.
the act of reinforcing a response.
- non·re·in·force·ment, noun
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How to use reinforcement in a sentence
After a spike in looting and arson, the governor sent in state police as reinforcements.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
So, a key to deep reinforcement learning is developing a good value function.DeepMind’s Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions | Jason Dorrier | July 26, 2020 | Singularity Hub
In deep reinforcement learning, algorithms go through a similar process as they take action.DeepMind’s Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions | Jason Dorrier | July 26, 2020 | Singularity Hub
During a viral infection, the infected cells put out a call to arms and a call for reinforcements, says virologist Benjamin tenOever of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar | Aimee Cunningham | July 2, 2020 | Science News
“It makes no sense,” tenOever says, as the juiced up call for reinforcements “doesn’t even necessarily benefit the virus.”Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar | Aimee Cunningham | July 2, 2020 | Science News
In a vain attempt at positive self-reinforcement, chalk all this up to maybe having worked out too hard last week.
There are a lot of kids out there who need help who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement.
The Chinese won immediate security reinforcement against Soviet pressures.Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later | Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb | February 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He did so while specifically tying his decision to the reinforcement of civilian control.
The cargo includes cement, reinforcement bars, and prefabricated wooden houses.
This reinforcement, so much sooner than expected, greatly elated Major Powell.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
The War Office seem rather pleased than otherwise that this reinforcement has fallen through.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
Glover and the muleteers, steadied by this opportune reinforcement, reloaded and resumed their file-firing.Overland | John William De Forest
The bourgeois looked in stupefaction at this reinforcement that was about to join the attacking party.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Such a reinforcement of the French navy would put it again on a war footing.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane