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Overview of noun impulse

The noun impulse has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (10) urge, impulse

(an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses")

2. (3) caprice, impulse, whim

(a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse")

3. (2) nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse, impulse

(the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber; "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus")

4. (1) pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse

((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")

5. (1) impulse, impulsion, impetus

(the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over")

6. momentum, impulse

(an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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