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Webster 1913 Edition


Impulsion

Im-pul′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
impulsio
: cf. F.
impulsion
. See
Impel
.]
1.
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.
“The impulsion of the air.”
Bacon.
2.
Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse.
“The impulsion of conscience.”
Clarendon.
“Divine impulsion prompting.”
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Impulsion

IMPUL'SION

,
Noun.
[L. impulsio. See Impel.]
1.
The act of driving against or impelling; the agency of a body in motion on another body.
2.
Influence on the mind; impulse.

Definition 2022


impulsion

impulsion

See also: impulsión

English

Noun

impulsion (plural impulsions)

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

Related terms

References

  • impulsion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • impulsion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

French

Pronunciation

Noun

impulsion f (plural impulsions)

  1. impulse
  2. impulsion, drive, impetus
  3. (physics) electric pulse, momentum