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Meaning of IMPULSION

Pronunciation:  im'pulshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
  2. [n]  a force that moves something along
 

IMPULSION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: drift, impetus, impetus, impulse
 
 See Also: drive, driving force, force, thrust

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pul"sion\, n. [L. impulsio: cf. F. impulsion. See
{Impel}.]
1. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of
   being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body
   in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or
   impulse. ``The impulsion of the air.'' --Bacon.

2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind;
   sudden motive or influence; impulse. ``The impulsion of
   conscience.'' --Clarendon. ``Divine impulsion prompting.''
   --Milton.

 

 

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