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Noun: impression  im'pre-shun
  1. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    "his impression of her was favourable";
    - feeling, belief, notion, opinion
  2. An outward appearance
    "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success";
    - effect
  3. A clear and telling mental image
    "the events left a permanent impression in his mind";
    - mental picture, picture
  4. A concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud";
    - depression, imprint
  5. A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
    "he put his impression on the envelope";
    - stamp
  6. (printing) all the copies of a work printed at one time
    "they ran off an initial impression of 2000 copies";
    - printing
  7. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
    "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
  8. An impressionistic portrayal of a person
    "he did a funny impression of a politician"
  9. The act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
    "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

Derived forms: impressions

Type of: appearance, characterization, concave shape, concavity, enactment, idea, image, imprint, incurvation, incurvature, mental image, personation, portrayal, press, pressing, pressure, publication, symbol, thought, visual aspect

Encyclopedia: Impression, soleil levant