Definitions of impulse:
  • noun:   the act of applying force suddenly
    Example: "The impulse knocked him over"
  • noun:   an impelling force or strength
  • noun:   the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
    Example: "They demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
  • noun:   a sudden desire
    Example: "He bought it on an impulse"
  • noun:   an instinctive motive
    Example: "Profound religious impulses"
  • noun:   (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

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