imposition Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “imposition” in the English Dictionary

"imposition" in British English

See all translations

impositionnoun

uk   us   /ˌɪm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

imposition noun (EXPECTING)

[S] a ​situation in which someone ​expects another ​person to do something that they do not ​want to do or that is not ​convenient: Would it be too much of an imposition to ​ask you to ​pick my ​parents up from the ​airport?

imposition noun (NEW LAW)

[U] the ​introduction of a new ​law or ​system: the imposition of the ​deathpenalty/​martiallaw/​sanctions
(Definition of imposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imposition" in American English

See all translations

impositionnoun

 us   /ˌɪm·pəˈzɪʃ·ən/

imposition noun (INCONVENIENCE)

[C] something done that ​causesinconvenience to another ​person: I ​hope the ​drive to the ​airport isn’t an imposition.

imposition noun (MAKING RULES)

[U] the ​act of ​establishing a ​rule or ​law to be ​obeyed: the imposition of new ​taxes
(Definition of imposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"imposition" in Business English

See all translations

impositionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/
the ​introduction of a new ​law , ​tax, ​rule, or punishment: the imposition of ​laws/​legislation/​rules
(Definition of imposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of imposition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More