Definition of "impact" [im•pact]

  • (noun) The striking of one body against another; collision. See Synonyms at collision.
  • (noun) The force or impetus transmitted by a collision.
  • (noun) The effect or impression of one thing on another: still gauging the impact of automation on the lives of factory workers.
  • (noun) The power of making a strong, immediate impression: a speech that lacked impact.
  • (verb-transitive) To pack firmly together.

Use "impact" in a sentence

  • "A number of studies on the social impact of the Tangaye project were undertaken by Roberts. 3 These studies examined the “impact of mechanising arduous, time-consuming village tasks on the life of women, with the power source viewed as a black-box”. 4 They were studies of the effects of pumped water supply and a power-operated grain mill in a remote village."
  • "I define and use the term impact indicators as those issues that directly affect positively or negatively food security such as population, water, land, and economic growth/development."
  • "Mr. Roberts said the company can better absorb the margin impact from the deal now that costs are lowered."

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