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  1. stim·u·lus
    IPA[ˈstimyələs]
  2. noun

    • 1. a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue:

      areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli
    • 2. a thing that rouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive:

      if the tax were abolished, it would act as a stimulus to exports
    • 3. an interesting and exciting quality:

      she loved the stimulus of the job
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: stimulus, plural noun: stimuli

    • noun

      a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue:

      a thing that arouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive:

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