HyperDic: pulsation

English > 3 senses of the word pulsation:
NOUNeventpulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
phenomenonpulsationa periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity
eventpulsation, pulse, heartbeat, beatthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
English > pulsation: 3 senses > noun 1, event
Meaning(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients).
Example"the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
Synonymspulsing, pulse, impulse
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
Verbspulsateproduce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
English > pulsation: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity.
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
English > pulsation: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
Synonymspulse, heartbeat, beat
NarrowerdiastoleThe widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systoleThe contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throb, throbbing, poundingAn instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishlatido, pulsación, pulso
Catalanbatec, bategada, palpitació
Verbspulsateexpand and contract rhythmically

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