Stimulus vs Stimulation - What's the difference?

stimulus | stimulation |


As nouns the difference between stimulus and stimulation

is that stimulus is anything that may have an impact or influence on a system while stimulation is a pushing or goading toward action.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stimulus

Noun

(stimuli)
  • (rfc-sense) Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system.
  • an economic stimulus
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  • , 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

    stimulation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pushing or goading toward action.
  • An activity causing excitement or pleasure.
  • (biology) Any action or condition that creates a response; sensory input.
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