Origin of pulsation
Related Words for pulsationpound, quiver, oscillation, measure, pulse, quake, shake, ripple, cadency, vibration, palpitation, rhythm, thump, cadence, throb, swell, rhyme, pressure, meter, tick
Examples from the Web for pulsation
Historical Examples of pulsation
Or the pulsation may be simply observed in the rise and fall of a liquid in a tube.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
Death is not even a blow, it is not even a pulsation; it is a pause.Stories of Authors, British and American
Edwin Watts Chubb
Music probably can mean little to her but beat and pulsation.Story of My Life
Action is discontinuous, like every pulsation of life; discontinuous, therefore, is knowledge.Creative Evolution
His hand was eagerly searching for some pulsation at the heart.Cruel As The Grave
Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
- the act of pulsating
- physiol a rhythmic beating or pulsing esp of the heart or an artery
Word Origin and History for pulsation
early 15c., from Middle French pulsation (14c.) and directly 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" (see pulse (n.1)).
- The act of pulsating.
- A single beat, throb, or vibration.