Definición de stimulus en inglés:


Saltos de línea: stimu|lus
Pronunciación: /ˈstɪmjʊləs

sustantivo (plural stimuli /-lʌɪ, -liː/)

  • 1A thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue: areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli
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    • They had slower reaction times for visual and auditory stimuli, as well as subtle chorea, dystonia, and nystagmus.
    • They are conditioned to respond to an auditory stimulus by, for example, dropping a block when a sound is heard through earphones.
    • The Tullio phenomenon represents vestibular symptoms and/or eye movements evoked by a sound stimulus.
  • 1.1A thing that arouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive: if the tax were abolished, it would act as a stimulus to exports
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    • The present out and out secularism of the state could prove to be a stimulus to genuine ecumenism.
    • Also, if devaluation acts as a stimulus for growth in America this could have a positive knock-on effect in the rest of the world.
    • America's goods and services become cheaper abroad so it acts as a stimulus for the US economy.
    spur, stimulant, encouragement, impetus, boost, prompt, prod, incentive, inducement, inspiration, fillip; motive, motivation, impulse; provocation, goad, incitement
    informal shot in the arm, kick up the backside
    technical precipitant
  • 1.2 [in singular] An interesting and exciting quality: she loved the stimulus of the job
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    • You need non-partner stimulus from friends (or classes, or an engaging job or hobby).
    • In this age of constant stimulus, Larivière posits that we're more in love with the images of our partners than the people themselves.
    • It's not, I believe, the stress of their old job that kills them but the sudden withdrawal of mental stimulus.


late 17th century: from Latin, 'goad, spur, incentive'.

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