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Noun: imprinting  im'prin-ting
  1. A learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behaviour are established
Verb: imprint  'im,print
  1. Establish or impress firmly in the mind
    "We imprint our ideas onto our children";
    - form
  2. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
    "To make a batik, you imprint a design with wax";
    - impress

Derived forms: imprintings

Type of: acquisition, act upon, change surface, influence, learning, work

Encyclopedia: Imprinting