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    impression - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impression

    Definition
    (noun) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    Synonyms : belief , feeling , notion , opinion
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) an outward appearance
    Synonyms : effect
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a clear and telling mental image
    Synonyms : mental picture , picture
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    Synonyms : depression , imprint
    Example Sentence
    • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
    Definition
    (noun) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
    Synonyms : stamp
    Example Sentence
    • he put his stamp on the envelope
    Definition
    (noun) all the copies of a work printed at one time
    Synonyms : printing
    Example Sentence
    • they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies
    Definition
    (noun) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
    Example Sentence
    • the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay
    Definition
    (noun) an impressionistic portrayal of a person
    Example Sentence
    • he did a funny impression of a politician
    Definition
    (noun) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
    Example Sentence
    • he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax
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