noun, plural stim·u·li [stim-yuh-lahy] /ˈstɪm yəˌlaɪ/.
- stimulated emission,
- stimulus generalization,
- stimulus sensitive myoclonus,
Origin of stimulus
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
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ, -ˌliː)
Word Origin for stimulus
plural stimuli, 1680s, originally as a medical term, "something that goads a lazy organ" (often the male member), from Modern Latin stimulus "goad" (see stimulation). General sense is from 1791. Psychological sense is first recorded 1894.
n. pl. stim•u•li (-lī′)
Plural stimuli (stĭm′yə-lī′)
plur. stimuli (stim-yuh-leye)
An action, condition, or person that provokes a response, especially a conditioned response.