HyperDic: impulse

English > 6 senses of the word impulse:
NOUNmotiveimpulse, urgean instinctive motive
feelingimpulse, caprice, whima sudden desire
eventimpulse, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulsethe electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
eventimpulse, pulsation, pulsing, pulse(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
actimpulse, impulsion, impetusthe act of applying force suddenly
attributeimpulse, momentuman impelling force or strength
impulse > pronunciation
Soundsihmpah'ls; ih'mpahls
Rhymespulse ... repulse: 3 rhymes with ahls...
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 1, motive
MeaningAn instinctive motive.
Example"profound religious impulses"
Synonymurge
Narrowerabience(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
adience(psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
death instinct, death wish, Thanatos(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
wanderlust, itchy feetVery strong or irresistible impulse to travel
Broadermotivation, motive, needThe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
Spanishimpulso
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA sudden desire.
Example"he bought it on an impulse"
Synonymscaprice, whim
BroaderdesireThe feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Spanishantojo, capricho, extravagancia, impulso, ventolera
Catalancaprici, capritx, rampell
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber.
Example"they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
Synonymsnerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse
Narroweraction potentialThe local voltage change across the cell wall as a nerve impulse is transmitted
Broaderelectrical dischargeA discharge of electricity
Spanishimpulso nervioso
Catalanimpuls nerviós
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 4, event
Meaning(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients).
Synonymspulsation, pulsing, pulse
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Broaderwave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Spanishpulsación, pulso
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of applying force suddenly.
Example"the impulse knocked him over"
Synonymsimpulsion, impetus
Broaderdrive, thrust, driving forceThe act of applying force to propel something
Spanishímpetu, impulsión, impulso
Catalanímpetu, impulsió, impuls
English > impulse: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningAn impelling force or strength.
Synonymmomentum
Broaderforce, forcefulness, strengthPhysical energy or intensity
Spanishimpulso, momentum
Catalanimpuls

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