pulse


Definition: Meaning of, pulse in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / pʌls /

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pulse pulses
  1. heart [countable usually singular] the regular beat that can be felt, for example at your wrist, as your heart pumps blood around your body [↪  heartbeat]
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  2. heart [countable usually singular] also pulse rate the number of heart beats per minute
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  3. music [uncountable and countable] a strong regular beat in music
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  4. sound/light/electricity [countable] an amount of sound, light, or electricity that continues for a very short time
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  5. feelings/opinions [uncountable] the ideas, feelings, or opinions that are most important to a particular group of people or have the greatest influence on them at a particular time
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  6. food pulses [plural] seeds such as beans, PEA s, and LENTIL s that you can eat
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pulse pulsed pulsed
Present Participle Third Person Singular
pulsing pulses
  1. [intransitive] to move or flow with a steady quick beat or sound
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  2. [intransitive] if a feeling or emotion pulses through someone, they feel it very strongly
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  3. [intransitive and transitive] to push a button on a FOOD PROCESSOR to make the machine go on and off regularly, rather than work continuously
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pulse used in phrases

  • femoral pulse (noun)
    1. felt in the groin pulse of the femoral artery
  • poor man's pulse (noun)
    1. twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
  • pulse counter (noun)
    1. an electronic counter that counts the number of electric pulses
  • pulse generator (noun)
    1. a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
  • pulse height analyser (noun)
    1. scientific instrument consisting of an electronic circuit that permits only voltage pulses of predetermined height to pass
  • pulse height analyzer (noun)
    1. scientific instrument consisting of an electronic circuit that permits only voltage pulses of predetermined height to pass
  • pulse modulation (noun)
    1. modulation that imposes a signal on a train of pulses
  • pulse rate (noun)
    1. the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
  • pulse timing circuit (noun)
    1. a circuit that times pulses
  • pulse-time modulation (noun)
    1. modulation of the time between successive pulses
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Pronunciation: ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə
Parts of Speech: noun
especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous