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 .