Definition of "impact" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • To pack firmly together. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of one body, object, etc, striking another; collision (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The force with which one thing hits another or with which two objects collide (noun)
  • The impression made by an idea, cultural movement, social group, etc (noun)
  • To drive or press (an object) firmly into (another object, thing, etc) or (of two objects) to be driven or pressed firmly together (verb)
  • To have an impact or strong effect (on) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."