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pulse1 British & World English

A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck

pulse2 British & World English

The edible seed of a leguminous plant, for example a chickpea, lentil, or bean

pulse English Thesaurus

she could feel the pulse at the base of her neck

pulse jet British & World English

A type of jet engine in which combustion is intermittent, the ignition and expulsion of each charge of mixture causing the intake of a fresh charge

pulse-label British & World English

Subject (cells in a culture) to a pulse of an isotopic label

pulse dialling British & World English

A method of telephone dialling in which each digit is transmitted as a corresponding number of electronic pulses, now being superseded by tone dialling

pulse oximeter British & World English

An oximeter that measures the proportion of oxygenated haemoglobin in the blood in pulsating vessels, especially the capillaries of the finger or ear

pulse modulation British & World English

A type of modulation in which pulses are varied in some respect, such as width or amplitude, to represent the amplitude of a signal

electromagnetic pulse British & World English

An intense pulse of electromagnetic radiation, especially one generated by a nuclear explosion and occurring high above the earth’s surface

feel the pulse of British & World English

Determine the heart rate of (someone) by feeling and timing the pulsation of an artery

pulse code modulation British & World English

A pulse modulation technique in which the amplitude of an analogue signal is converted to a binary value represented as a series of pulses

have one's finger on the pulse British & World English

Be aware of all the latest news or developments

feel the pulse of in pulse1 British & World English

Determine the heart rate of (someone) by feeling and timing the pulsation of an artery

have one's finger on the pulse in finger British & World English

Be aware of all the latest news or developments

feel or take the pulse of in pulse1 British & World English

Determine the heart rate of (someone) by feeling and timing the pulsation of an artery

have or keep one's finger on the pulse in finger British & World English

Be aware of all the latest news or developments