Definition of Impulse. Meaning of Impulse. Synonyms of Impulse

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Definition of Impulse

Impulse
Impulse Im"pulse, n. [L. impulsus, fr. impellere. See Impel.] 1. The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately. All spontaneous animal motion is performed by mechanical impulse. --S. Clarke. 2. The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force. 3. (Mech.) The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body. 4. A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will. These were my natural impulses for the undertaking. --Dryden. Syn: Force; incentive; influence; motive; feeling; incitement; instigation.
Impulse
Impulse Im*pulse", v. t. [See Impel.] To impel; to incite. [Obs.] --Pope.

Meaning of Impulse from wikipedia

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