from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of pulsating.
- n. A single beat, throb, or vibration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A single beat, throb or vibration
- n. A recurring increase and decrease of some quantity
- n. Any touching of another's body wilfully or in anger, constituting battery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse.
- n. A single beat or throb of a series.
- n. A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as in the propagation of sounds.
- n. Any touching of another's body willfully or in anger. This constitutes battery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of pulsating, or beating or throbbing: as, the pulsation of the heart, of an artery, of a tumor.
- n. A single beat of the heart or a blood-vessel.
- n. A beat or stroke by which some medium is affected, as in the propagation of sound. See beat, n., 2.
- n. In law, a beating without pain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
- n. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
- n. a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity
Latin pulsatio ("a beating or striking"). (Wiktionary)