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recruitment (s) (noun)
, recruitments (pl)
1. The enlistment of people for the military, or for a job, or a cause etc.
2. In medicine, during the testing of hearing, the gradual increase to a maximum in a reflex when a stimulus of unaltered intensity is prolonged: In audiology, an abnormal recruitment
of loudness caused by a very slight increase in sound strength of the acoustic stimulus in an ear with a sensory hearing loss compared with that of a normal ear.
From French, recrutement, "increase"; from Latin re-cresco , from -cretus, "to grow again" or recru, "new growth".
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A special form of assembly in which members of a society are directed to some place where work is required.
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A communication system that rallies nest mates to some particular place to aid in the defense of the colony.
An example is the odor trail system of lower termites, which is used to recruit colony members to the vicinity of intruders and breaks in the nest wall.
An odor trail laid by scout workers and used to recruit nest mates to a food find, a desirable new nest site, a breach in the nest wall, or some other place where the assistance of many workers is needed.