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Meaning of PULSATION

Pronunciation:  pul'seyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  2. [n]  (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"
  3. [n]  a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity

PULSATION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: beat, heartbeat, impulse, pulse, pulsing
 See Also: diastole, periodic event, phenomenon, pounding, recurrent event, systole, throb, throbbing, undulation, wave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pul*sa"tion\, n. [L. pulsatio a beating or striking:
cf. F. pulsation.]
1. (Physiol.) A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart
   or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the

2. A single beat or throb of a series.

3. A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as
   in the propagation of sounds.

4. (Law) Any touching of another's body willfully or in
   anger. This constitutes battery.

         By the Cornelian law, pulsation as well as
         verberation is prohibited.            --Blackstone.