- The definition of an imposition is the act forcing someone or something on another, or a burden that is put on someone.
- When you show up at someone else's home unannounced and demand that he or she make you breakfast and clean your clothing, this is an example of an imposition.
- When the government puts a new tax on you that takes a large percentage of your income, this is an example of an imposition.
imposition definition by Webster's New World
- an imposing or imposing on; specif.,
- the forcing of oneself, one's presence or will, etc. on another or others without right or invitation; obtrusion
- a taking advantage of friendship, etc.
- the laying on of hands, as in ordaining
- something imposed; specif.,
- a tax, fine, etc.
- an unjust burden or requirement
- a deception; fraud
- the arrangement of type pages or plates in the proper order of printing
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin impositio, a laying upon, application
imposition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed.
- Something imposed, such as a tax, an undue burden, or a fraud.
- A burdensome or unfair demand, as upon someone's time: listened to the telemarketer but resented the imposition.
- Printing The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.
imposition - Computer Definition
The printing of pages on a single sheet of paper in a particular order so that they come out in the correct sequence when cut and folded.