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impetuses, plural;
  1. The force or energy with which a body moves
    • - hit the booster coil before the flywheel loses all its impetus
  2. The force that makes something happen or happen more quickly
    • - the crisis of the 1860s provided the original impetus for the settlements

  1. drift: a force that moves something along
  2. impulse: the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
  3. Impetus is a re-release of the EP Passive Restraints by rock band Clutch, with 2 new tracks added from the Pile Driver 12". It was released in 1997, and contains 5 tracks.
  4. In classical mechanics, momentum (pl. momenta; SI unit kg·m/s, or, equivalently, N·s) is the product of the mass and velocity of an object (p = mv). In relativistic mechanics, this quantity is multiplied by the Lorentz factor. ...
  5. Something that impels, a stimulating factor; A force, either internal or external, that impels; an impulse; The force or energy associated with a moving body; a stimulus; An activity in response to a stimulus
  6. The action of a player that gives momentum to the ball.
  7. stimulus, moving force - Wilson Chandler has been the impetus for this run.
  8. The successful championing of a new venture initiative. Implementation. The activity of putting into effect a strategy.