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extrinsic reward

a reward for behavior that is not a natural consequence of that behavior. For example, winning a trophy for finishing first in a race and receiving praise or money in the work setting are extrinsic rewards. Compare intrinsic reward.

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March 3rd 2024

OD

Od

n. see Reichenbach phenomenon.

OD

1. n. a colloquial name (an abbreviation) for an overdose, most often of an opioid or a sedative.

2. vb. to take an overdose.

3. abbreviation for organizational development.