Definition of Pulsation

1. Noun. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients). "The pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"

Exact synonyms: Impulse, Pulse, Pulsing
Category relationships: Electronics
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Pulsate, Pulsate, Pulse, Pulse



2. Noun. A periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity.
Generic synonyms: Phenomenon

3. Noun. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart. "He could feel the beat of her heart"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Heartbeat, Pulse
Generic synonyms: Periodic Event, Recurrent Event
Specialized synonyms: Diastole, Systole, Pounding, Throb, Throbbing
Derivative terms: Beat, Pulsate, Pulsate, Pulse

Definition of Pulsation

1. n. A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse.

Definition of Pulsation

1. Noun. A single beat, throb or vibration ¹

2. Noun. A recurring increase and decrease of some quantity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pulsation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulsation

puls
pulsant
pulsar
pulsarlike
pulsars
pulsatance
pulsatances
pulsate
pulsated
pulsates
pulsatile
pulsatility
pulsatilla
pulsating
pulsatingly
pulsation (current term)
pulsational
pulsationally
pulsations
pulsative
pulsator
pulsators
pulsatory
pulse
pulse-time modulation
pulse counter
pulse demodulator
pulse demodulators
pulse detonation engine
pulse detonation engines

Literary usage of Pulsation

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"The reporter thought that this pulsation, transmitted in all directions, was peculiar to retroperi- toneal cysts. ..."

2. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1897)
"The last, pulsation of resistance and reactance, causes higher harmonics only with a current ... Lack of uniformity and pulsation of the magnetic field, ..."

3. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1916)
"The last, pulsation of resistance and reactance, causes higher harmonics only ... A periodic pulsation of speed may occur in low speed singlephase machines. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"This salivary diastase was obtained from human saliva, and from parotid- and Tobacco-Smoking: its effects upon pulsation. ..."

5. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1916)
"The last, pulsation of resistance and reactance, causes higher harmonics only ... A periodic pulsation of speed may occur in low speed singlephase machines. ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1889)
"A systolic murmur at the second right costal interspace with capillary pulsation absent 4 A systolic murmur at the second right costal interspace with ..."

7. A Treatise on Human Physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"In the case of the radial or other arter}-, running over a bony sui lace, the vessel may even partially rise out of its bed at each pulsation. ..."

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