• noun the act of strengthening, or a material or structure used to strengthen something


  • Bars, wires, strands, and other slender members embedded in concrete in such a manner that the reinforcement and the concrete act together in resisting forces.

Media Studies

  • noun the theory that showing certain acts, such as violence, in the media, may not persuade viewers to commit the same acts if they had not considered them before, but may ‘reinforce’ tendencies that were already present