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impression

 
Noun impression has 9 senses
  1. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "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"
    --1 is a kind of idea, thought
    --1 has particulars:
     presence; effect; first blush; intuition, hunch, suspicion
  2. impression, effect - an outward appearance; "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"
    --2 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
    --2 has particulars: figure; mark; tout ensemble
  3. mental picture, picture, impression - a clear and telling mental image; "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"
    --3 is a kind of image, mental image
  4. depression, impression, imprint - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
    --4 is a kind of concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
    --4 has particulars:
     dimple; groove, channel; dimple; dip; incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent; sag, droop; wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line; crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap
  5. stamp, impression - a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
    --5 is a kind of symbol
    --5 has particulars: imprint, embossment; revenue stamp; seal
  6. impression, printing - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
    --6 is a kind of publication
    --6 has particulars: edition; proof, test copy, trial impression; mackle
  7. impression - (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
    --7 is a kind of
    imprint
  8. impression - an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
    --8 is a kind of
    portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation
  9. impression - the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
    --9 is a kind of
    press, pressure, pressing
    Derived form: verb impress4
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