impetus

  • 1 Impetus — may refer to:* Impetus (album), a re release of the EP Passive Restraints * Impetus (mechanics), a concept very similar to momentum * Impetus (middle ages), treatment on impetus and its originator Jean Buridan * Theory of impetus, an auxiliary… …

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  • 2 Impetus — Im pe*tus ([i^]m p[ e]*t[u^]s), n. [L., fr. impetere to rush upon, attack; pref. im in + petere to fall upon, seek. See {Petition}.] 1. A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impetus — [ɛ̃petys] n. m. ÉTYM. D. i.; lat. impetus « élan » (→ Impétueux), employé dans les sciences au XVIe. ❖ ♦ Didact. (hist. des sc.). Élan moteur, puissance motrice. || « Afin de comparer les “impetus” (disons les élans moteurs) de deux jets orientés …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 4 Impetus — steht für: Impetustheorie, überholte Theorie zur Beschreibung der Bewegung von Körpern Automobiles Impetus, ehemaliger französischer Automobilhersteller Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit d …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 IMPETUS —         (лат.) побуждение, стремление. У Иоанна Филонова и в до галилеевской механике «приобретённая сила». У Гассенди свойство атомов. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев …

    Философская энциклопедия

  • 6 impetus — (n.) early 15c., impetous rapid movement, rush; 1640s, with modern spelling, force with which a body moves, driving force, from L. impetus attack, assault, onset, impulse, violence, vigor, force, passion, related to impetere to attack, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Impĕtus — (lat.), 1) Angriff; 2) die affectvolle Gemüthsstimmung, worin der Vorsatz zu einem Verbrechen gefaßt wird …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Impĕtus — (lat.), Ungestüm, heftiger Angriff; im Strafrecht eine Unterart des Dolus, rechtswidriger Vorsatz, der in leidenschaftlicher Erregung gefaßt wurde. Vgl. Dolus …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 impetus — I noun actuation, boost, call, drive, encouragement, energy, force, goad, impellent, impelling force, impulse, impulsion, incentive, influence, instigation, jog, jolt, kick, momentum, motive, moving force, pressure, propellant, propulsion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 IMPETUS — inter Martis comites apud Stat. Theb. l. 7. v. 51. Vide infra Nefas …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 11 impetus — impétus m DEFINICIJA 1. snažan nastup koji se razvija u prepad i navalu 2. provala žestine; strast, naglost 3. pat. naglo oboljenje, iznenadan napadaj boli ETIMOLOGIJA lat. ← impetere: napasti ≃ im 2 + petere: navaliti …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 12 impetus — 1 momentum, *speed, velocity, pace Analogous words: energy, force, *power: impelling or impulsion, driving, moving (see corresponding verbs at MOVE) 2 *stimulus, excitant, incitement, stimulant Analogous words: incentive, impulse, spur, goad,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 impetus — [n] stimulus, force catalyst, energy, goad, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, momentum, motivation, power, pressure, push, spur, stimulant, urge; concepts 641,661 Ant. block, check, hindrance …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 impetus — ► NOUN 1) the force or energy with which a body moves. 2) a driving force. ORIGIN Latin, assault, force …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 impetus — [im′pə təs] n. pl. impetuses [L < impetere, to rush upon < in , in + petere, to rush at: see FEATHER] 1. the force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion 2. anything …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 Impetus — L impetus est une doctrine élaborée à Alexandrie puis au Moyen Âge par les savants arabes ou latins, pour améliorer la physique d Aristote et expliquer le mouvement des corps physiques. Selon Aristote, il existe deux types de mouvements, le… …

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  • 17 impetus — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, powerful, strong, tremendous ▪ main, major ▪ immediate, initial …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 impetus — n. 1) to give, provide an impetus 2) to gain impetus 3) an impetus to 4) an impetus to + inf. (there was no impetus to work harder) * * * [ ɪmpɪtəs] provide an impetus an impetus to to gain impetus to give an impetus to + inf. (there was no… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 impetus — im|pe|tus [ ımpətəs ] noun singular or uncount 1. ) a force that helps something to happen or develop more quickly: impetus for: The committee s report may provide further impetus for reform. gain/lose impetus: The peace process has been steadily …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 impetus — UK [ˈɪmpɪtəs] / US [ˈɪmpətəs] noun [singular/uncountable] 1) a force that helps something to happen or develop more quickly impetus for: The committee s report may provide further impetus for reform. gain/lose impetus: The peace process has been… …

    English dictionary


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