Definition and Meanings for impression

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Part of Speech of impression


Etymology of impression

f. impression, l. impressio

Meaning of impression

as noun

  • the act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
  • that which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
  • that which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
  • influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
  • an indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
  • impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
  • the pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression.
  • in painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
  • a print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
  • No antonyms for impression

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