the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
a sudden desire
the act of applying force suddenly
an instinctive motive
The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately.
The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force.
The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body.
A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will.