- Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system
- an economic stimulus
- (physiology) Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
- (psychology) Anything effectively impinge, impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
- Anything that induces a person to take action
Etymology: From (term, stimulus, , goad, prick, lang=la)
- German: Auslí¶seimpuls
- Spanish: estímulo
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