- a procedure, as a reward or punishment, that alters a response to a stimulus.
- the act of reinforcing a response.
Examples from the Web for reinforcements
Finally, a squad of reinforcements arrived and they were able to retreat.
She told him she and her comrades are in dire need of reinforcements and if they had equal numbers they could beat them.Kobani Still Stands Against ISIS and All Odds. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing but watch, that is, and prevent Kurdish reinforcements from crossing the frontier to help defend Kobani.Kobani is Falling to ISIS in Syria. Kurd Protests Explode in Turkey.|Jamie Dettmer|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With reinforcements arriving from its Syrian factions, the group began their assault on the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Despite their appeals no reinforcements were sent to Tikrit.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the day wore on reinforcements of infantry came up from the force which had been left to guard the camp.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
I asked for reinforcements and provisions; we had been in the firing line for sixty hours.Dixmude|Charles Le Goffic
I don't want to give them too much time to make repairs or to get any reinforcements.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
Jackson and Bolivar were yet threatened, but I sent the reinforcements.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
The strength of the whole division was about 7,500, which was to be considerably increased by reinforcements in Ngan-whui.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Augustus F. Lindley