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pulsation (n.)

early 15c., pulsacioun, "pulsing of the blood, throbbing," from Latin pulsationem (nominative pulsatio) "a beating or striking," noun of action from past-participle stem of pulsare "to beat, strike, push against' hammer, keep hitting," figuratively "drive forth, disturb, disquiet," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to beat, strike" (from PIE root *pel- (5) "to thrust, strike, drive").

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Definitions of pulsation

pulsation (n.)
(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);
the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
Synonyms: pulsing / pulse / impulse
pulsation (n.)
a periodically recurring phenomenon that alternately increases and decreases some quantity;
pulsation (n.)
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;
Synonyms: pulse / heartbeat / beat
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