[syn: support, reinforcement, reenforcement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reenforcement \Re`en*force"ment\ (r?`?n*f?rs"ment), n.
1. The act of reenforcing, or the state of being reenforced.
2. That which reenforces; additional force; especially,
additional troops or force to augment the strength of any
army, or ships to strengthen a navy or fleet.
3. (Psychology) A reward or punishment which is given to a
person or animal in order to increase the likelihood that
a specific behavior will be repeated.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his
gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his
complaints" [syn: reinforcement, reenforcement]
2: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and
materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the
performance of its mission; "they called for artillery
support" [syn: support, reinforcement, reenforcement]