how to pronounce heartbeat


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“… we're still receiving heartbeat tones uh …”

meanings of heartbeat


  1. A driving impulse or vital force.
  2. One pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
  3. The rhythm at which a heart pulsates, a cardiac indicator.
  4. A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.
  5. A very short space of time; an instant.