What does impetus mean?

Definitions for impetus
ˈɪm pɪ təsim·pe·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drift, impetus, impulsion(noun)

    a force that moves something along

  2. impulse, impulsion, impetus(noun)

    the act of applying force suddenly

    "the impulse knocked him over"

GCIDE

  1. Impetus(n.)

    Fig.: Impulse; incentive; stimulus; vigor; force; as, the President's strong recommendation provided the impetus needed to pass the campaign reform bill. Buckle.

  2. Origin: [L., fr. impetere to rush upon, attack; pref. im- in + petere to fall upon, seek. See Petition.]

Wiktionary

  1. impetus(Noun)

    Something that impels, a stimulating factor.

    The outbreak of World War II in 1939 gave a new impetus to receiver development.

  2. impetus(Noun)

    A force, either internal or external, that impels; an impulse.

  3. impetus(Noun)

    The force or energy associated with a moving body; a stimulus.

  4. impetus(Noun)

    An activity in response to a stimulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impetus(noun)

    a property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum

  2. Impetus(noun)

    fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force

  3. Impetus(noun)

    the aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece

  4. Origin: [L., fr. impetere to rush upon, attack; pref. im- in + petere to fall upon, seek. See Petition.]

Freebase

  1. Impetus

    Impetus is a re-release of the EP Passive Restraints by rock band Clutch, with two new tracks added from the Pitchfork 12". It was released in 1997, and contains five tracks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impetus

    im′pe-tus, n. an attack: force or quantity of motion: violent tendency to any point. [L.,—in, in, petĕre, to fall upon.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impetus

    In gunnery, the altitude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impetus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impetus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of impetus in a Sentence

  1. Chris Norman:

    That gave me the impetus to get up and do it, they galvanized me to go.

  2. Raza Rumi:

    The impetus from the Taliban-type of movement is the fight against the military.

  3. Nic Eliades:

    The UK's success has certainly inspired us and given us an impetus to move forward.

  4. Alex Fanta:

    The ruling should be an impetus for German policymakers to regulate the digital estate.

  5. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    The idea would be to invite (leaders) to give some political impetus right at the beginning.

Images & Illustrations of impetus

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