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Definition of impression:

  1. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
  2. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
  3. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
  4. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
  5. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
  6. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
  7. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
  8. The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
  9. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.


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