Meaning of 'impression'

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Meaning of ‘impression’

9 definitions found.



the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

Example: "I watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax."


an impressionistic portrayal of a person

Example: "I did a funny impression of a politician."


(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster

Example: "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"


an outward appearance

Example: "They made a good impression."

Synonyms: effect


a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Example: "My impression of them was favorable."

Synonyms: feeling


a clear and telling mental image

Synonyms: picture mental picture


all the copies of a work printed at one time

Synonyms: printing


a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

Synonyms: stamp


a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Example: "They left the impression of their fingers in the soft mud."

Synonyms: depression

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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