adequate stimulus


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ad·e·quate stim·u·lus

a stimulus to which a particular receptor responds effectively and that gives rise to a characteristic sensation; for example, light and sound waves that stimulate, respectively, visual and auditory receptors.

ad·e·quate stim·u·lus

(ad'ĕ-kwăt stim'yū-lŭs)
A stimulus to which a particular receptor responds effectively that gives rise to a characteristic sensation (e.g., light and sound waves that stimulate, respectively, visual and auditory receptors).

adequate stimulus

1. Any stimulus capable of evoking a response, i.e., an environmental change possessing a certain intensity, acting for a certain length of time, and occurring at a certain rate.
2. A stimulus capable of initiating a nerve impulse in a specific type of receptor.
See also: stimulus

ad·e·quate stim·u·lus

(ad'ĕ-kwăt stim'yū-lŭs)
Stimulus to which a particular receptor responds effectively and gives rise to a characteristic sensation.
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"The budget...will seek to balance the need to phase in higher civil service salaries while enforcing higher performance standards, to steadily cut back subsidies, while protecting the poor, and to reduce external borrowing, while providing adequate stimulus to the economy," Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry Kwik Kian Gie told Indonesian donor representatives last month.
"It is important to maintain adequate stimulus for several years until the recovery becomes sustainable," Flemming Larsen said in a briefing on the IMF's World Economic Outlook unveiled in late April.