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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.
Translations of “impression”
in Korean 깊은 인상, 감명, 인상…
in Arabic اِنْطِباع…
in Portuguese impressão…
in Catalan impressió…
in Japanese 感じ, 印象…
in Italian impressione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意見, 印象, 感想…
in Russian впечатление, представление, пародия…
in Turkish izlenim, etki, initba…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意见, 印象, 感想…
in Polish wrażenie, parodia, odcisk…
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