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impetus

IM'PETUS, n. [L. supra.] Force of motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled.

1. The force with which one body in motion strikes another.



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IM'PETUS, n. [L. supra.] Force of motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled.

1. The force with which one body in motion strikes another.

IM'PE-TUS, n. [L. supra.]

  1. Force of motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled.
  2. The force with which one body in motion strikes another.

IM'PE-TUS, n.

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. Brande.


Im"pe*tus
  1. 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.

    * Momentum is the technical term, impetus its popular equivalent, yet differing from it as applied commonly to bodies moving or moved suddenly or violently, and indicating the origin and intensity of the motion, rather than its quantity or effectiveness.

  2. Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force.

    Buckle.
  3. 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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Impetus

IM'PETUS, noun [Latin supra.] Force of motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled.

1. The force with which one body in motion strikes another.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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vulgar

VULGAR , a.

1. Pertaining to the common unlettered people; as vulgar life.

2. Used or practiced by common people; as vulgar sports.

3. Vernacular; national.

It might be more useful to the English reader, to write in our vulgar language.

4. Common; used by all classes of people; as the vulgar version of the scriptures.

5. Public; as vulgar report.

6. Mean; rustic; rude; low; unrefined; as vulgar ninds; vulgar manners.

7. Consisting of common persons.

In reading an account of a battle, we follow the hero with our whole attention, but seldom reflect on the vulgar heaps of slaughter.

Vulgar fractions, in arithmetic, fractions expressed by a numerator and denominator; thus 2/5.

VULGAR, n. The common people. [It has no plural termination, but has often a plural verb.]

The vulgar imagine the pretender to have been a child imposed on the nation.

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