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Definition of "impression" []

  • An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience. (noun)
  • A vague notion, remembrance, or belief: I have the impression that we have met once before. (noun)
  • A mark produced on a surface by pressure. (noun)
  • The act or process of impressing. (noun)
  • Printing All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type. (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.

Use "impression" in a sentence
  • "And Sextus reports that Arcesilaus also objected to Zeno's conception of belief as assent to an impression, on the ground that assent is a matter of reason or thinking, rather than the acceptance of a non-rational ˜impression™ (M. 7.154)."
  • "I think an occasional rest-day is as necessary to the tired brain as the photographer's dark room is to the development of the negative impression -- without it the brain would, indeed, record a "_negative impression_.""
  • "– My main impression is that this story could work as an introspective drama (maybe something like a coming-of-age story), but it does not feel like it has much comedic potential."