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Impulse

Im`pulse´
n.1.
1.The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately.
2.The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force.
3.(Mech.) The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body.
4.A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will; to buy something on impulse.
v. t.1.To impel; to incite.
Noun1.impulse - an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses"
Synonyms: urge
2.impulse - a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse"
Synonyms: caprice, whim
3.impulse - the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber; "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
Synonyms: nerve impulse
4.Impulseimpulse - (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
Synonyms: pulsation, pulse, pulsing
5.impulse - the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
Synonyms: impetus, impulsion
6.impulse - an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"
Synonyms: momentum
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