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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pul·sion /ɪmˈpʌlʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·pul·sion /ɪmˈpəlʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pul·sion n.
 1. The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse. “The impulsion of the air.”
 2. Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse. “The impulsion of conscience.” --Clarendon. “Divine impulsion prompting.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a force that moves something along [syn: drift, impetus]
      2: the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him
         over" [syn: impulse, impetus]