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Definitions of impression:

  • noun:   the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
    Example: "He watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
  • noun:   an impressionistic portrayal of a person
    Example: "He did a funny impression of a politician"
  • noun:   (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
    Example: "The dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
  • noun:   an outward appearance
    Example: "He made a good impression"
  • noun:   a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    Example: "His impression of her was favorable"
  • noun:   all the copies of a work printed at one time
  • noun:   a symbol that is the result of printing
  • noun:   a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    Example: "He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
  • noun:   a clear and telling mental image
    Example: "The events left a permanent impression in his mind"


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