[ UK /ɪmpɹˈɛʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɪmˈpɹɛʃən/ ]
  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. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
    the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay
  3. an impressionistic portrayal of a person
    he did a funny impression of a politician
  4. an outward appearance
    he made a good impression
    she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting
    I wanted to create an impression of success
  5. all the copies of a work printed at one time
    they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies
  6. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    what are your feelings about the crisis?
    his impression of her was favorable
    it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    I had a feeling that she was lying
  7. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
    he put his stamp on the envelope
  8. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
  9. a clear and telling mental image
    the events left a permanent impression in his mind
    he had no clear picture of himself or his world
    he described his mental picture of his assailant
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How To Use impression In A Sentence

  • Companies need to be able to handle surges, otherwise the cost of generating leads is wasted and prospective customers who cannot get through may get such a bad impression of the company that they do not bother calling back.
  • National Provisions Company, and went out preaching fiat money and a subtreasury for the farmers 'crops, trusting to God and the flower garden about his little white house, to keep the family alive -- it is odd that Jeanette's childish impression was that General Ward was a man of consequence in the world. A Certain Rich Man
  • The Franks and other Germanic tribes were never absorbed into the Roman world, rather, they added a Germanic impression to that world.
  • Neither Chout, turned down initially by Diaghilev, nor the piano concerto, rejected comprehensively by its muse Paul Wittgenstein the LPO's soloist was Leon Fleisher, quite banished that impression of mechanical note-spinning. LPO/Jurowski; Betrothal in a Monastery; Psappha ensemble; SCO/Ticciati – review
  • In the early 1980s, the term telepresence was coined to refer to the use of remote control and the feedback of sensory information to produce the impression of being in another place, an idea which is now part of virtual reality.
  • A Serious Man" draw from their writer-directors 'personal histories, while "Nine" reimagines Fellini's semiautobiographically impressionistic "8 as a musical. Variety.com
  • We never found it, but your humility left an indelible impression on me, and I decided that is how I want to treat people.
  • Unfortunately, the show's message to millions of impressionable teens is that it's OK to take drugs.
  • Impressionistic cloud cities carved in some kind of webbed driftwood. Beowulf's Children
  • I have always been under the impression that an author must have correct facts to back a story.
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