Definition of IMPRESSION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying" ;

  • 2. (

    ) an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope" ;

  • 6. (

    ) all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay" ;

  • 8. (

    ) an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician" ;

  • 9. (

    ) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax" ;

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