Meaning of IMPRESSION in English
— impressional , adj. — impressionally , adv. — impressionless , adj.
/im presh"euhn/ , n.
1. a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc.
2. the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation.
3. the effect produced by an agency or influence.
4. a notion, remembrance, belief, etc., often of a vague or indistinct nature: He had a general impression of lights, voices, and the clinking of silver.
5. a mark, indentation, figure, etc., produced by pressure.
6. an image in the mind caused by something external to it.
7. the act of impressing; state of being impressed.
8. Dentistry. a mold taken, in plastic materials or plaster of Paris, of teeth and the surrounding tissues.
9. an imitation of the voice, mannerisms, and other traits of a person, esp. a famous person, as by an entertainer: The comedian did a hilarious impression of the president.
10. Chiefly Print.
a. the process or result of printing from type, plates, etc.
b. a printed copy from type, a plate, an engraved block, etc.
c. one of a number of printings made at different times from the same set of type, without alteration (distinguished from edition ).
d. the total number of copies of a book, pamphlet, etc., printed at one time from one setting of type or from one set of plates.
11. Metalworking. a portion of a die having in reverse the intended form of an object to be forged.
[ 1325-75; ME impressio ( u ) n impression- (s. of impressio ), equiv. to impress ( us ) (see IMPRESS 1 ) + -ion- -ION ]
Syn. 2. impact, imprint. 4. feeling.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012