impression: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (im-presh'un), [key]
- a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc.
- the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation.
- the effect produced by an agency or influence.
- a notion, remembrance, belief, etc., often of a vague or indistinct nature: He had a general impression of lights, voices, and the clinking of silver.
- a mark, indentation, figure, etc., produced by pressure.
- an image in the mind caused by something external to it.
- the act of impressing; state of being impressed.
- a mold taken, in plastic materials or plaster of Paris, of teeth and the surrounding tissues.
- an imitation of the voice, mannerisms, and other traits of a person, esp. a famous person, as by an entertainer: The comedian did a hilarious impression of the president.
- the process or result of printing from type, plates, etc.
- a printed copy from type, a plate, an engraved block, etc.
- one of a number of printings made at different times from the same set of type, without alteration (distinguished from edition).
- the total number of copies of a book, pamphlet, etc., printed at one time from one setting of type or from one set of plates.
- a portion of a die having in reverse the intended form of an object to be forged.
- impression (Thesaurus)