Pulse definitions

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The regular beating in the arteries, caused by the contractions of the heart.
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Any beat, signal, vibration, etc. that is regular or rhythmical.
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The perceptible underlying feelings of the public or of a particular group.
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The edible seeds of peas, beans, lentils, and similar plants having pods.
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Any leguminous plant.
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To pulsate; throb.
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To cause to pulsate.
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To drive (an engine, etc.) by pulses.
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To apply pulses to.
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To modify (an electromagnetic wave) by means of pulses.
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To pulsate; beat.
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To undergo a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by brief, sudden changes in a quantity.
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The rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck.
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The perceptible emotions or sentiments of a group of people.
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The edible seeds of certain pod-bearing plants, such as lentils and chickpeas.
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A plant yielding these seeds.
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The rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck.
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The rhythmic expansion and contraction of the arteries as blood is pumped through them by the heart. The pulse can be felt at several parts of the body, as over the carotid and radial arteries.
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To undergo a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by brief, sudden changes in a quantity.
verb
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A dose of a medication or other substance given over a short period of time, usually repetitively.
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The definition of a pulse is a rhythmic beating in the arteries caused by the beating of the heart.

An example of a pulse is the throbbing beat heard at the wrist.

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Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals.
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(physiology) A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart.
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A brief, temporary change in a quantity or value from its normal or initial level for a period of time, and then a decay of that value back to the original level. Purely digital systems that do not rely on the modulation of an underlying carrier fit this definition.Telegraphy, for example, relies on the making and breaking of an electrical current so that the normal or initial level is a current off (no current) condition and the pulse is either a short or long current on (yes current) condition (dot or dash, respectively), separated by a short current off (no current) condition (space). Similarly, digital fiber optic transmission systems (FOTS) operate on the basis of light on (1 bit) and light off (0 bit).
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A short duration of current flow. The current rises and falls sharply, but not instantaneously. See wave.
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A beat or throb.
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(music) The beat or tactus of a piece of music.
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An autosoliton.
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To beat, to throb, to flash.

In the dead of night, all was still but the pulsing light.

verb
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To flow, particularly of blood.

Hot blood pulses through my veins.

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To emit in discrete quantities.
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Origin of pulse

For spelling, the -e (on -lse) is so the end is pronounced /ls/, rather than /lz/ as in pulls, and does not change the vowel (‘u’). Compare else, false, convulse.