noun, plural stim·u·li [stim-yuh-lahy] /ˈstɪm yəˌlaɪ/.
Origin of stimulus
SYNONYMS FOR stimulus
Related formsin·ter·stim·u·lus, noun, plural in·ter·stim·u·li.post·stim·u·lus, adjectivepre·stim·u·lus, noun, plural pre·stim·u·li.un·der·stim·u·lus, noun, plural un·der·stim·u·li.
Examples from the Web for stimulus
Supporters of the president argue these trends are inevitable and the Stimulus made a terrible situation better.
First, they let the stimulus boost expire, which that meant an average family of three receiving benefits lost $29 per month.
The stimulus, with its emphasis on public sector jobs, did little for Main Street.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%|Joel Kotkin|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And still—an auto-bailout, a health care bill, a stimulus, the regular lifting of the debt ceiling, defense and budget deals.‘Breaking Bad’ in the White House: Bryan Cranston as LBJ in 'All the Way'|David Freedlander|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stripped of any stimulus, the expressions of this first group of people expose their true consciousness (theoretically, at least).
There is not first a stimulus, then perception, then response; these processes are supplementary, not separate.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
Thus the best workers were driven out of England, and a stimulus was given to the Dutch worsted manufacture.A Comprehensive History of Norwich|A. D. Bayne
I shall designate the stimulus below the minimal, as the sub-minimal.
Stimulus, on the other hand, induces precisely the opposite effect.
His apprehensions had all vanished under the stimulus of that tonic atmosphere.The Secret Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for stimulus
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ, -ˌliː)
Word Origin for stimulus
Medicine definitions for stimulus
n. pl. stim•u•li (-lī′)
Science definitions for stimulus
Plural stimuli (stĭm′yə-lī′)
Culture definitions for stimulus
plur. stimuli (stim-yuh-leye)
An action, condition, or person that provokes a response, especially a conditioned response.