Definition of Impulsion

1. Noun. A force that moves something along.

Exact synonyms: Drift, Impetus
Generic synonyms: Force
Derivative terms: Drift, Drift, Impel

2. Noun. The act of applying force suddenly. "The impulse knocked him over"
Exact synonyms: Impetus, Impulse
Generic synonyms: Drive, Driving Force, Thrust
Derivative terms: Impel

Definition of Impulsion

1. n. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse.

Definition of Impulsion

1. Noun. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse. ¹

2. Noun. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impulsion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Impulsion

1. An abnormal urge to perform a certain activity. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Impulsion

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1. The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord by Francis Bacon (1824)
"Experiments in consort touching impulsion and percussion. 763. A WEIGHTY body put into motion is more easily impelled than at first when it resteth. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
"... of Gases through Porous Plates, and on the Laws of Transpiration and impulsion, including an Experimental Proof that Gas is not a Continuous Plenum. ..."

3. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1862)
"Similarly, if through c the line CT is drawn parallel to GD and os, CT is the spontaneous axis relative to o as a centre of impulsion. If c is at P, ..."

4. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1871)
"Transmission by atmospheric compression by means of the large machine, obtaining answers by impulsion and repulsion,— Signor Guattari having at present but ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1845)
"This impulsion is followed by the progressive retraction of the tumour, ... This second impulsion sound is always present in aneurism of the large arteries, ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1871)
"Transmission by atmospheric compression by means of the large machine, obtaining answers by impulsion and repulsion,— Signor ..."

7. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"... and that of impulsion, which drives them straight forward into the great void of space ; they pursue a track between these contrary direc- tions; ..."

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