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Synonyms for reinforcement

Synonyms for reinforcement

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission

information that makes more forcible or convincing

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a device designed to provide additional strength

an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

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"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant- a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own- as though he did not understand his words.
Having dismounted he went up to the Emperor with rapid strides and in a loud voice began boldly demonstrating the necessity of sending reinforcements. He swore on his honor that the Russians were lost if the Emperor would give another division.
"Asks for reinforcements?" said Napoleon with an angry gesture.
They all asked for reinforcements and all said that the Russians were holding their positions and maintaining a hellish fire under which the French army was melting away.
All the old methods that had been unfailingly crowned with success: the concentration of batteries on one point, an attack by reserves to break the enemy's line, and a cavalry attack by "the men of iron," all these methods had already been employed, yet not only was there no victory, but from all sides came the same news of generals killed and wounded, of reinforcements needed, of the impossibility of driving back the Russians, and of disorganization among his own troops.
" cried Porthos, "they are sending us reinforcements, don't you think they are, Aramis?"
"You are right; they are reinforcements, decidedly, or provisions."
Both De Montfort and the King ceased fighting as they gazed upon this body of fresh, well armored, well mounted reinforcements. Whom might they be?
"U-Thor has sent for reinforcements. To Manatos he has sent and to all the outlying districts that are his.
Tests of 28 deep beams were carried out by Zielinski and Rigotti (1995) in order to define the maximum carrying capacity and rational reinforcement ratio for structures such as deep beam, corbels and dapped-end beam.
Rounding out the MasterFiber macrosynthetic offerings are MAC Matrix, engineered for secondary reinforcement to control shrinkage, temperature and settlement cracking; MAC 100 for secondary reinforcement and plastic shrinkage control; MAC 100 Plus for secondary reinforcement against cracking; MAC 2200 CB, chemically-enhanced to impart superior bonding and increase structural capacity and toughness; and, 160CB with chemical bonding capability for shotcrete, precast tunnel segments and concrete pipe.
For RC structures, elements reinforced with steel reinforcement are still used nowadays.
Normal section fracture of flexed reinforced concrete structures starts with the reinforcement reaches the yielding stress.
A similar strategy to reduce problem behavior occasioned by instructional situations (i.e., maintained by negative reinforcement) is to provide access to brief breaks contingent on compliance with instructions (e.g., Ringdahl et al., 2002).
The susceptibility of laminated composites to delamination depends on a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, but the lack of reinforcement of adhesive bond lines is a fundamental reason why cracks propagate between laminae [4].
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