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  Definition of impression
  1. the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
  2. an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
  3. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
  4. an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
  5. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
  6. a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
  7. all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
  8. a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
  9. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
Similar Words: effect, feeling, belief, notion, opinion, mental picture, picture, printing, stamp, depression, imprint

 

Hyponyms: figure, mark, tout ensemble, presence, effect, first blush, intuition, hunch, suspicion, edition, proof, test copy, trial impression, mackle, imprint, embossment, revenue stamp, seal, dimple, groove, channel, dip, incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent, sag, droop, wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line, crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap

 

Derivational Morphology: impress, imprint, believe, trust, find, feel, visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image, emboss, boss, stamp

 

Anagrams: permission, spoonerism

 

 
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