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impression

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From Old French impression, from Latin impressio.

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impression (plural impressions)

  1. The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.
    His head made an impression on the pillow.
  2. The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
      The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
    What is your impression of Beatles' music?
  3. A vague recalling of an event, a belief.
    I have the impression that he's already left for Paris.
  4. An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual.
  5. An outward appearance.
  6. (advertising) An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad. is shown once.
  7. (painting) The first coat of colour, such as the priming in house-painting etc.
  8. (engraving) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, etc.

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impression f (plural impressions)

  1. an impression, the overall effect of something.
  2. the indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on another.
  3. a print, print-out

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