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〔 ˋImpʌls 〕


〔 ˊimpʌls 〕

Overview of noun impulse

The noun impulse has 6 senses

  • urge, impulse -- (an instinctive motive; "profound religious impulses")

  • caprice, impulse, whim -- (a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse")

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • impulse, impulsion, impetus -- (the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over")

  • momentum, impulse -- (an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road")