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- Rhymes: -eɪn
- To draw along as a current does.
- water entrained by steam
- (chemistry) To suspend small particles in the current of a fluid.
- 1963, W. D. Jamrack, Rare metal extraction by chemical engineering techniques:
- In certain cases, it is possible to entrain enough of the solids continually in the effluent gas stream and then to disentrain them again away from the bed.
- (mathematics) To set up or propagate a signal, such as an oscillation.
- (figuratively) To encarriage, to conjoin, to link; as in a series of entities, elements, objects or processes.
- (neurobiology) To become trained or conditioned in a pattern of brain behavior.
- 2007, James R. Evans, Handbook of Neurofeedback: Dynamics and Clinical Applications, →ISBN:
- There are several neurofeedback-related approaches that make use of auditory and/or visual stimulation (AVS) to entrain or disentrain brain electrical activity.
- 2013, Simone Bassis, Anna Esposito, & Francesco Carlo Morabito, Recent Advances of Neural Network Models and Applications, →ISBN:
- Hence, interestingly, a speaker (VR) might disentrain in no-frequency but entrain in the frequency of a particular discourse function; we also have a speaker with the opposite pattern (DF).
- (poetic, intransitive) To get into or board a railway train.
- 1959 April, “Talking of Trains: The S.R. tells the public”, in Trains Illustrated, page 174:
- [...] and the Southern Region has recently given another lead by adopting an approach practised for some time by certain U.S. commuter railroads - the pamphlet or brochure left on every seat at a rush-hour before passengers entrain.
- (transitive) To put aboard a railway train.
- to entrain a regiment
entrain m (uncountable)
- “entrain” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).