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American English: /ˈstɪmjələs/
British English: /ˈstɪmjʊləs/

Translation of stimulus in Spanish:

noun plural -liPronunciation: /-laɪ/

  • 1 countable (Biology)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 countable or uncountable (spur, encouragement)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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