Meaning of “pulse” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “pulse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pulse" in American English

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pulsenoun [ C ]

us /pʌls/

biology a regular rhythm made by blood being moved through your body by your heart, esp. when it is felt at the wrist or side of the neck

physics A pulse is also a single burst of light or some other form of energy that is sudden and strong.

pulseverb [ I ]

us /pʌls/

to move with a regular beat:

The music pulses with soul, Creole, and Cuban rhythms.

(Definition of “pulse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pulse" in Business English

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uk /pʌls/ us
have/keep your finger on the pulse (of sth)

to be or remain completely aware of what is happening in a situation:

He is a talented journalist with his finger on the pulse of the younger generation.
Most good agents keep their fingers on the pulse of the housing market.

(Definition of “pulse” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)