Definition Of impulse


a driving or motivating force; an impetus.

an added impulse to this process of renewal

a force acting briefly on a body and producing a finite change of momentum.

This will open the door for the realization that man exists within a huge field of gravitational and magnetic impulses .

a pulse of electrical energy; a brief current.

nerve impulses

a sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act.

I had an almost irresistible impulse to giggle

Example Of impulse

  • A neuron generates an electrical impulse , causing the cell to release its neurotransmitters.

  • ability to communicate motion by impulse

  • an added impulse to this process of renewal

  • Driven by a mad impulse , I strolled up to the road in front of the cab, and stood before it.

  • Even so, in this process the educated must provide the initial impulse ; they must make the masses conscious of themselves and of their destiny.

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