Dictionary » I » Impression

Impression

Impression

1. 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.

2. (Science: dentistry) The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with algenate, and the algenate hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.

3. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without. The stamp and clear impression of good sense. (Cowper) To shelter us from impressions of weather, we must spin, we must weave, we must build. (Barrow)

4. 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. Ten impressions which his books have had. (Dryden)

Origin: f. Impression, L. Impressio.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... aware that they are 'someone'. And the fact that you can 'watch yourself' as you go along in your life (and thus make choices) is what creates the impression of free will. You look at yourself, and you see yourself doing something, and you tell yourself "I'm doing this thing for this or that ...

See entire post
by Aymeric
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 18560

Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... material that would then cause the person to catch fire as well. Though that would probably not be technically SHC. I have always been under the impression that SHC is a persistent urban legend.

See entire post
by biohazard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:30 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... other races have in greater abundance? Put up or shut up. So the second presumption of the poster "TruthIsHoly" is his giving us the impression that the races must be equals without offering us any proof that it is so. His first presumption is his selection of a politically pushy ...

See entire post
by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 68
Views: 218981

Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... actual sanctions attached to this sort of behavior. It's the first time I've heard of your website and it's an ugly thing to be someone's first impression. I hope someone comes back to this forum with an official and concrete response that contains at least an official apology.

See entire post
by jessamyn
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:58 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 61838

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... someone else can prove that castles can't stand upon air. So the second presumption of the poster "TruthIsHoly" is his giving us the impression that the races must be equals without offering us any proof that it is so. His first presumption is his selection of a politically pushy ...

See entire post
by DavidSims
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 68
Views: 218981
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,932 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link