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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.
It is acted upon by three independent forces: the resistance of the air, the attraction of the earth, and the force of impulsion with which it is endowed.
At length I was clear of my dangerous neighbour, and just as I gave the last impulsion, my hands came across a light cord that was trailing overboard across the stern bulwarks.
He had discovered, besides, since his departure from Chateaubriand, that nothing would be impossible for Furet under the impulsion of M.
By its own power of impulsion our apparatus made a canal for itself; some times carried away by its own impetus, it lodged on the ice-field, crushing it with its weight, and sometimes buried beneath it, dividing it by a simple pitching movement, producing large rents in it.