See also: Impression
impression (plural impressions)
- The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.
- His head made an impression on the pillow.
- The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.
- 2008 June 1, A. Dirk Moses, “Preface”, in Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, Berghahn Books, →ISBN, page x:
- Though most of the cases here cover European encounters with non-Europeans, it is not the intention of the book to give the impression that genocide is a function of European colonialism and imperialism alone.
- What is your impression of Beatles' music?
- He tried to make a good impression on his parents.
- A vague recalling of an event, a belief.
- I have the impression that he's already left for Paris.
- An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual.
- An outward appearance.
- (advertising) An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad. is shown once.
- (painting) The first coat of colour, such as the priming in house-painting etc.
- (engraving) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, etc.
- (philosophy) The vivid perception of something as it is experienced, in contrast to ideas or thoughts drawn from memory or the imagination.
- under the impression
indentation or depression made by pressure
overall effect of something
metric representing an instance where an ad is shown once
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impression f (plural impressions)
- an impression, the overall effect of something.
- the indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on another.
- a print, print-out
- “impression” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).