heartbeat

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noun heart·beat \ˈhärt-ˌbēt\

Definition of heartbeat

  1. 1 :  one complete pulsation of the heart

  2. 2 :  the vital center or driving impulse

  3. 3 :  a brief space of time :  flash —used chiefly in the phrase in a heartbeat

Examples of heartbeat in a sentence

  1. The patient had a rapid heartbeat.

  2. <I'd accept a job offer from that company in a heartbeat.>

1850

First Known Use of heartbeat

1850



HEARTBEAT Defined for English Language Learners

heartbeat

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noun heart·beat \ˈhärt-ˌbēt\

Definition of heartbeat for English Language Learners

  • : the action or sound of the heart as it pumps blood


HEARTBEAT Defined for Kids

heartbeat

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noun heart·beat \ˈhärt-ˌbēt\

Definition of heartbeat for Students

  1. :  a single contracting and expanding of the heart


Medical Dictionary

heartbeat

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noun heart·beat \ˈhärt-ˌbēt\

Medical Definition of heartbeat

  1. :  one complete pulsation of the heart



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