v. beat, beat·en (bēt'n), beat·ing, beats
To strike repeatedly.
To pulsate; throb.
|beat (bēt) Pronunciation Key
A fluctuation or pulsation, usually repeated, in the amplitude of a signal. Beats are generally produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies; if the signals are audible, this results in fluctuations between louder and quieter sound.