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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMPUL'SION, n. [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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a force that moves something along [syn: drift, impetus, impulsion]
2: the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over" [syn: impulse, impulsion, impetus]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act of impelling ; the state of being impelled b. an impelling force c. an onward tendency derived from an impulsion 2. impulse 3a 3. compulsion 2

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of impelling. 2 a mental impulse. 3 impetus. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L impulsio -onis (as IMPEL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impulsion Im*pul"sion, n. [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.



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