noun Date: 1850 1. one complete pulsation of the heart 2. the vital center or driving impulse 3. a brief space of time ; flash — used chiefly in the phrase in a heartbeat

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  • Heartbeat — may refer to: * Cardiac cycle of the heart * Heart sounds, in medicine * Pulse * Heartbeat (TV series), a British police drama * Heartbeat (novel), by Sharon Creech * Heartbeat (program), clustering software from Linux HA project * Heartbeat… …   Wikipedia

  • Heartbeat — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Significado 2 Música 3 Cine 4 Informática 5 Véase tambié …   Wikipedia Español

  • Heartbeat — Студийный альбом Bad Boys Blue Дата выпуска 19 10 1986 …   Википедия

  • heartbeat — n. the audible and palpable rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; as, he listened to her heartbeat with a stethoscope. Syn: pulse, pulsation, beat. [WordNet 1.5] {in a heartbeat} immediately. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heartbeat — ► NOUN 1) a pulsation of the heart. 2) an animating force or influence. 3) a very brief moment of time: I d go there in a heartbeat. ● a heartbeat away Cf. ↑a heartbeat away …   English terms dictionary

  • heartbeat — [härt′bēt΄] n. 1. a) one pulsation, or full contraction and dilation, of the heart b) the continuous series of such pulsations constituting the rhythmic beating of the heart [an irregular heartbeat] 2. a very brief period of time; moment; instant …   English World dictionary

  • heartbeat — 1850, from HEART (Cf. heart) + BEAT (Cf. beat) (n.). From the beginning used as a figure for “a very brief time.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • Heartbeat — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Heartbeat signifie en anglais « Battement cardiaque » et peut faire référence à : Cinéma et télévision Heartbeat est un film américain… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heartbeat — Ein Heartbeat (engl. für „Herzschlag”) ist eine Netzwerkverbindung zwischen zwei (oder mehr) Rechnern in einem Cluster, um sich gegenseitig darüber zu benachrichtigen, dass sie betriebsbereit sind und ihre Aufgaben noch erfüllen können, also „am… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • heartbeat — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ steady ▪ irregular ▪ racing, rapid ▪ She was suddenly aware of her racing heartbeat. VERB + HEARTBEAT …   Collocations dictionary

  • heartbeat — UK [ˈhɑː(r)tˌbiːt] / US [ˈhɑrtˌbɪt] noun Word forms heartbeat : singular heartbeat plural heartbeats 1) [countable] the movement or sound of your heart as it makes blood flow round your body The doctor listened to my heartbeat. an irregular… …   English dictionary

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