from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.

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  • n. The number of heart beats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health


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