Stimuli vs Stimulus - What's the difference?

stimuli | stimulus |


As nouns the difference between stimuli and stimulus

is that stimuli is (stimulus) while stimulus is anything that may have an impact or influence on a system.

stimuli

English

Noun

(head)
  • (stimulus)
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    stimulus

    Noun

    (stimuli)
  • (rfc-sense) Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system.
  • an economic stimulus
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Democrats, meanwhile, point out that Republicans seem to have made a conscious decision, beginning with the stimulus , to oppose anything the president put forward, dooming any chance of renewed cooperation between the parties.}}
  • (rfc-sense) (physiology) Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
  • (rfc-sense) (psychology) Anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
  • (rfc-sense) Anything that induces a person to take action.
  • Synonyms

    * (anything that may have an impact or influence) influence * (anything that induces a person to take action) impetus, impulse, spur

    stimulus

    Noun

    (stimuli)
  • (rfc-sense) Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system.
  • an economic stimulus
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Democrats, meanwhile, point out that Republicans seem to have made a conscious decision, beginning with the stimulus , to oppose anything the president put forward, dooming any chance of renewed cooperation between the parties.}}
  • (rfc-sense) (physiology) Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
  • (rfc-sense) (psychology) Anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
  • (rfc-sense) Anything that induces a person to take action.
  • Synonyms

    * (anything that may have an impact or influence) influence * (anything that induces a person to take action) impetus, impulse, spur