pulsation


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pul·sa·tion

 (pŭl-sā′shən)
n.
1. The action of pulsating.
2. A single beat, throb, or vibration.

pulsation

(pʌlˈseɪʃən)
n
1. the act of pulsating
2. (Physiology) physiol a rhythmic beating or pulsing esp of the heart or an artery

pul•sa•tion

(pʌlˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of pulsating; beating or throbbing.
2. a beat or throb, as of the pulse.
3. vibration or undulation.
4. a single vibration.
[1375–1425; late Middle English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulsation - (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)pulsation - (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"
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
2.pulsation - a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
3.pulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heartpulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throbbing, pounding, throb - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"

pulsation

noun
A periodic contraction or sound of something coursing:
Translations
نَبْض، خَفَقان، نَبْضَه
pulsování
pulseren
érverés
sláttur
pulzovanie
nabız atışıvuruş

pulsation

[pʌlˈseɪʃən] Npulsación f, latido m

pulsation

[pʌlˈseɪʃən] npulsation f

pulsation

n (= pulsating)Pulsieren nt; (of head, heart)Klopfen nt, → Pochen nt; (one beat) → Schwingung f; (of heart, in artery)Schlag m

pulsation

[pʌlˈseɪʃn] npulsazione f

pulse

(pals) noun
the regular beating of the heart, which can be checked by feeling the pumping action of the artery in the wrist. The doctor felt/took her pulse.
verb
to throb.
pulsate (palˈseit) , ((American) ˈpalseit) verb
to beat or throb.
pulsation (palˈseiʃən) noun

pul·sa·tion

n. pulsación, latido rítmico tal como el del corazón.

pulsation

n pulsación f
References in classic literature ?
It was useless; the blood gushed out in blinding jets at each pulsation.
I know no weariness of my Edward's society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together.
So, year after year, Silas Marner had lived in this solitude, his guineas rising in the iron pot, and his life narrowing and hardening itself more and more into a mere pulsation of desire and satisfaction that had no relation to any other being.
In the midst of this choral dance, at the fifty-first pulsation, the inhabitants of the Universe pause in full career, and each individual sends forth his richest, fullest, sweetest strain.
Half an hour, an hour, an hour and a half elapsed, and during this period of anguish, Edmond leaned over his friend, his hand applied to his heart, and felt the body gradually grow cold, and the heart's pulsation become more and more deep and dull, until at length it stopped; the last movement of the heart ceased, the face became livid, the eyes remained open, but the eyeballs were glazed.
Presently my ear caught the faint and regular pulsation of her heart, firm and quick, infinitely touching in its persistent mystery, disclosing itself into my very ear - and my felicity became complete.
Even for him the sound was as yet very small and faint; but he could have sworn the evening breeze bore with it something like the pulsation of horses' hoofs and a distant hallooing.
Nothing in the picture moved but Old Pretty's tail and Tess's pink hands, the latter so gently as to be a rhythmic pulsation only, as if they were obeying a reflex stimulus, like a beating heart.
He leaned his forehead against the door, and let the feverish throbbings of his heart calm by degrees; it had seemed as if one single additional pulsation would have made it burst.
Petya rode beside Denisov, the pulsation of his body constantly increasing.
We might well ask ourselves of what materials are the hearts of these Americans made, to whom the approach of the most frightful danger added no pulsation.
an icy hand seemed to grasp my heart and check its pulsation, as I bent over him, gazing with breathless intensity upon the ghastly, upturned face.