impulse

  1. an instinctive motive
  2. a sudden desire
  3. the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
  4. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
  5. the act of applying force suddenly
  6. an impelling force or strength

Impulse

• (n.) The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately. • (v. t.) To impel; to incite. • (n.) 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 elasti...
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impulse

(from the article `criminology`) ...on early childhood experiences that tended to lead to criminality in later life, including poor parental child-rearing techniques, such as harsh ...
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impulse

(from the article `mechanics`) This integral is known as the impulse imparted to the particle. In order to perform the integral, it is necessary to know r at all times so that F ... ...change in momentum, where impulse is force multiplied by the time during which it acts. A molecule experiences a change in momentum when it ... ...for...
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impulse

(im´pәls) a sudden pushing force. a sudden uncontrollable determination to act. nerve impulse. cardiac impulse a heartbeat palpated over the left side of the chest at the apex of the heart. See also point of maximal impulse. nerve impulse&n...
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impulse

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. <mechanics> T...
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impulse

impetus noun the act of applying force suddenly; `the impulse knocked him over`
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Impulse

[dinghy] ==History== The Impulse 4.0m Sports Sailing Dinghy is a restricted one-design class of single handed sport sailing dinghy. The dinghy was originally designed by Arthur Caldwell in Melbourne Australia during the mid-1970s as a home built plywood sports sailing dinghy that could be sailed on his local waters of Port Philip Bay. Becau...
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Impulse

[physics] In classical mechanics, impulse (symbolized by J or Imp) is the product of a force, F, and the time, t, for which it acts. The impulse of a force acting for a given time interval is equal to the change in linear momentum produced over that interval. Impulse is a vector quantity since it is the result of integrating force, a vector...
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Impulse

[psychology] An impulse is a wish or urge, particularly a sudden one. It can be considered as a normal and fundamental part of human thought processes, but also one that can become problematic, as in a condition like obsessive-compulsive disorder. The ability to control impulses, or more specifically control the desire to act on them, is an...
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Impulse

[retailer] Impulse Music Travel is an entertainment retail chain in the United Kingdom, with 24 concessions in various UK airports and railway stations. The company was formed in March 1994. In July 2007, Managing Director Les Whitfield sold the company. == History == The company was formed in March 1994 and entered into administration on 2...
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Impulse

[software] Impulse was a digital distribution and multiplayer platform. Originally developed by Stardock to succeed Stardock Central, it was purchased by GameStop in March 2011, and was subsequently rebranded as GameStop PC Downloads, with the client being renamed GameStop App. As of April 2014, the client has been discontinued, but if you ...
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Impulse

[Theaterfestival] Impulse is a theatre festival in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...
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Impulse

Im'pulse noun [ Latin impulsus , from 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 me...
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Impulse

Im·pulse' transitive verb [ See Impel .] To impel; to incite. [ Obsolete] Pope.
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Impulse

A current surge
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impulse

a pulse that, for a given application, approximates a unit pulse or a Dirac function
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impulse

impulse, in mechanics: see momentum.
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impulse

In general terms, a sudden unidirectional force. More precisely, in physics, impulse is force (or thrust) multiplied by time. It is measured in newton seconds (N.s). Related entry • total impulse
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impulse

the channel within the take-home market that includes convenience stores, petrol station forecourts, off-licences, independent grocers and confectionery, tobacco, and news retailers
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Impulse

The electrical activity that travels along the long, thread-like nerve cells. It is a way of sending messages from one part of the body to another.
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Impulse

The moment of contact between the escapement and the balance which allows the power of the mainspring to be momentarily fed through to the balance, so that it keeps moving instead of drifting to a halt.
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Impulse

The product of the average force acting on a body and the interval of time during which it acts, being a vector quantity equal to the change of momentum of the body during the same time interval.
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Impulse

The product of the force and the time during which it acts. This vector quantity is equal to the change in momentum. See also: Force, Pulse Range, Time.
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Impulse

The product of the magnitude of a force and the time during which it acts.
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