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im·pul·sion

 (ĭm-pŭl′shən)
n.
1. The act of impelling or the condition of being impelled: "I do not move ... unless it be under the impulsion of a third party" (Samuel Beckett).
2. An impelling force; a thrust.
3. Motion produced by an impelling force; momentum.
4. A wish or urge from within; an impulse.

impulsion

(ɪmˈpʌlʃən)
n
1. the act of impelling or the state of being impelled
2. motion produced by an impulse; propulsion
3. a driving force; compulsion

im•pul•sion

(ɪmˈpʌl ʃən)

n.
1. the act of impelling.
2. the resulting state or effect.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impulsion - a force that moves something alongimpulsion - a force that moves something along  
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
2.impulsion - the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
drive, driving force, thrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
Translations

impulsion

[ɪmˈpʌlʃən] Nimpulsión f

impulsion

n (lit: = act of impelling) → Antrieb m; (lit, fig: = driving force also) → Antriebskraft f; (fig) (= impetus)Impuls m; (= compulsion)Trieb m, → Drang m

impulsion

[ɪmˈpʌlʃn] nimpulso
References in classic literature ?
Later on, when each developed individuality and became personally conscious of impulsions and desires, the attraction of the light increased.
En principe, les artistes jouent avec la rue, l'utilisent comme decor et incluent dans leur prestation les impulsions venant de l'exterieur.
En effet, le master du tourisme et de la communication reflete parfaitement ce choix judicieux qui consiste, en fait, a donner des impulsions a l'un des secteurs nevralgiques de l'economie regionale et nationale.