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impression

noun  /ɪmˈpreʃ·ən/ us  

impression noun (OPINION)

[C] an idea or opinion of what someone or something is like: It makes a bad impression if you’re late for an interview. [+ that clause] I get the impression that she’s rather shy. [+ that clause] I was under the impression that you didn’t like your job (= I was wrong to think that you did not like your job).

impression noun (EFFECT)

[U] effect or influence on the way someone feels or thinks: All our warnings made little impression on him.

impression noun (MARK)

[C] a mark made on the surface of something by pressing an object into it: The bookcase had left an impression in the rug.
(Definition of impression from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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