Associations to the word «Heartbeat»


HEARTBEAT, noun. One pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
HEARTBEAT, noun. The rhythm at which a heart pulsates, a cardiac indicator
HEARTBEAT, noun. A driving impulse or vital force.
HEARTBEAT, noun. A very short space of time; an instant.
HEARTBEAT, noun. (computing) A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.

Dictionary definition

HEARTBEAT, noun. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart".
HEARTBEAT, noun. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash".
HEARTBEAT, noun. An animating or vital unifying force; "New York is the commercial heartbeat of America".

Wise words

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