HyperDic: impetus

English > 2 senses of the word impetus:
NOUNphenomenonimpetus, drift, impulsiona force that moves something along
actimpetus, impulse, impulsionthe act of applying force suddenly
impetus > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > impetus: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA force that moves something along.
Synonymsdrift, impulsion
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
English > impetus: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of applying force suddenly.
Synonymsimpulse, impulsion
Broaderdrive, thrust, driving forceThe act of applying force to propel something
Spanishímpetu, impulsión, impulso
Catalanímpetu, impulsió, impuls

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