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impetus

Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpətəs; ˈɪmpɪtəs/

Translation of impetus in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (stimulus, boost) ímpetu (masculine), impulso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The requirements of homogeneous diesel combustion processes give additional impetuses to the continued development of piezo controls for unit injector systems.
    • The expanded literature search was very coincident with the initial search, providing most of the same reasons, purposes, and impetuses for developing peer institution selection systems.
    • One of the most interesting points to emerge is a recognition that with hindsight, European radicalism has once again written itself as a form of diffusionism, its sources and impetuses exclusive unto itself.
    1.2 (momentum) ímpetu (masculine)

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