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English noun: impression

1. impression (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsbelief, feeling, notion, opinion


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion

2. impression (attribute) an outward appearance


SamplesHe made a good impression.
I wanted to create an impression of success.
She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting.


Synonymseffect


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Narrower (hyponym)figure, image, mark, tout ensemble

3. impression (cognition) a clear and telling mental image


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsmental picture, picture


Broader (hypernym)image, mental image

4. impression (shape) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing


SamplesHe left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.


Synonymsdepression, imprint


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature


Narrower (hyponym)channel, chap, crack, cranny, crease, crevice, crinkle, dent, dimple, dimple, dip, droop, fissure, furrow, groove, incision, line, prick, sag, scratch, seam, slit, wrinkle

5. impression (communication) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving


SamplesHe put his stamp on the envelope.


Synonymsstamp


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Narrower (hyponym)embossment, imprint, seal

6. impression (communication) all the copies of a work printed at one time


SamplesThey ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies.


Synonymsprinting


Broader (hypernym)publication


Narrower (hyponym)edition, mackle, proof, test copy, trial impression


Domain categoryprinting, printing process

7. impression (artifact) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster


SamplesThe dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay.


Broader (hypernym)imprint


Domain categorydental medicine, dentistry, odontology

8. impression (act) an impressionistic portrayal of a person


SamplesHe did a funny impression of a politician.


Broader (hypernym)characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal

9. impression (act) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another


SamplesHe watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax.


Broader (hypernym)press, pressing, pressure









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