Definition of pulsation
1 : rhythmical throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also : a single beat or throb
2 : a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (such as pressure, volume, or voltage)
Examples of pulsation in a Sentence
you should press against the artery in your wrist and count the pulsations to calculate your heart rate
Recent Examples of pulsation from the Web
When guards refused to move him, the suit says, Sweate tried to lessen the effect of the light’s pulsations by covering the fixture with damp toilet paper.
This causes the light bouncing back and forth to change its pulsation rate.
The Iris has two different modes: Pure Mode, which replicates a classic manual massage by carefully kneading; and Spa Mode, which concentrates on tapping pulsations.
It's got fluidity and an electric charge, with jolts and surges, reversing currents, shifting pulsations and blinding flashes.
These curious pulsations have also been observed in India: A 2015 post on the Entomology Facebook page described a spider putting on a similar display.
Rich performed her ethical mission by writing lines sensitive to the pulsations and textures of material fact: animal, plant, human, stone, water, planet.
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First Known Use of pulsation
Medical Definition of pulsation
1: rhythmic throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also : a single beat or throb
2: a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (as pressure, volume, or voltage)
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