impetus

An attack.

impetus

  1. a force that moves something along
  2. the act of applying force suddenly

Impetus

• (n.) A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum. • (n.) The aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece. • (n.) Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force.Im...
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impetus

1. A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum. ... Momentum is the technical term, impetus its popular equivalent, yet differing from it as applied commonly to bodies moving or moved suddenly or violently, and indicating the origin and intensity of the ...
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Impetus

[Waltz] The impetus is a ballroom dance step used in the Waltz, FoxTrot or Quickstep. The open impetus is one of several ways to get into promenade position and is used to turn dancers around corners or change their direction on the dance floor. It is often performed after a natural turn. The open impetus has less turn than the closed impet...
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Impetus

Im'pe·tus noun [ Latin , from impetere to rush upon, attack; prefix im- in + petere to fall upon, seek. See Petition .] 1. A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum. &#...
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impetus

a force that makes something happen
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impetus

a force that makes something happen
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impetus

attack, onset, rapid motion / impulse, passion, force.
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impetus

Latin, meaning: attack, onset, rapid motion/ impulse, passion, force.
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impetus

Latin, meaning: attack, rush, assault / impulse, sudden passion.
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impetus

Type: Term Pronunciation: im′pe-tŭs Definitions: 1. In psychoanalysis, the motor element of an instinct; the amount of force of the person's energy that the instinctive impulse demands.
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