ap·pulse | \ əˈpəls, aˈp-, ˈaˌp- also -lts\
Definition of appulse
1 : a driving or running toward something (such as a place) : act of striking against something (such as a point) the days have passed when national differences could be settled by the appulse of small professional armies— R. S. Ellery
2 : the apparent very near approach of one celestial body to another : a coming into conjunction — see lunar appulse
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