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- Rhymes: -ʌdʒ
Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.
nudge (plural nudges)
- A gentle push.
- (Internet) A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
- (fruit machines) The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.
- Since the machine was showing two lemons and a cherry, I decided to try a nudge.
a gentle push
- (transitive) To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 74:
- Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
- (transitive) To near or come close to something.
To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal
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