Impression definition

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An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience.

Seeing the glacier made a big impression on us.

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A vague notion, remembrance, or belief.

I have the impression that we have met once before.

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A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
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A first or single coat of paint or color.
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A humorous imitation of the voice and mannerisms of a famous person.
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A result or effect of impressing.
  • A mark, imprint, etc. made by physical pressure.
  • An effect produced, as on the mind or senses, by some force or influence.
  • The effect produced by any effort or activity.
    Hard cleaning made little impression on the stain.
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(dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
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The act of impressing.
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A notion, feeling, or recollection, esp. a vague one.
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All the copies printed in a single operation from a set of unaltered type or plates.
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An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual.
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Impression is defined as to leave an imprint on something or to influence something or someone.

An example of impression is the mark you make when you press your finger into clay.

An example of impression is when someone who meets you continues to talk on and on about you.

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(dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
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A single copy of such a printing.
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The imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues in wax, plaster, etc., used as a mold in making dentures.
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The mold used to make an inlay.
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The pressing or pressure of type or plates as on paper; printing.
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A printed copy.
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An advertisement on a Web page. If ads on the Web are not based on a click-through rate (CTR), they are typically sold on a cost per thousand (CPM) basis. One impression is one banner ad displayed on one page. Also called a "view" or "ad view." See banner ad, interstitial ad, pay-per-click and click-through rate.
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The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.

His head made an impression on the pillow.

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The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.

What is your impression of Beatles' music?

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A vague recalling of an event, a belief.

I have the impression that he's already left for Paris.

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(advertising) An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad. is shown once.
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The act or process of impressing.

The impression of the company's name in the products is done by machine.

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An initial or single coat of color or paint.
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An imitation or mimicking intended as a caricature or amusing impersonation.
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The definition of impression is the way you feel about something, the way that something looks or seems or impression can describe the impact you have on others.

An example of impression is when you meet someone and like them.

An example of impression is when someone acts angry.

An example of impression is when you meet someone and try to make them like you.

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All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
impression
Plural:
impressions

Origin of impression

  • From Old French impression, from Latin impressio.

    From Wiktionary