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"impression" in British English

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impressionnoun

uk   us   /ɪmˈpreʃ.ən/
  • impression noun (OPINION)

B2 [C] an ​idea or ​opinion of what something or someone is like: I didn't get much of an impression of the ​place because it was ​dark when we ​drove through it. What was ​your impression of Charlotte's ​husband? I don't ​tend to ​trust first impressions (= the ​opinion you ​form when you ​meet someone or ​see something for the first ​time). [+ that] When I first ​met him I got/had the impression that he was a ​shysort of ​person.be under the impression B2 to ​think that something is ​true, ​especially when it is not: I was under the impression (that) you didn't get on too well. He was under the ​mistaken (= ​false) impression (that) you were ​married.

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  • impression noun (EFFECT)

B2 [S] the way that something ​seems, ​looks, or ​feels to a ​particularperson: It makes/gives/​creates a very ​bad impression if you're late for an ​interview. [+ (that)] He ​likes to give the impression (that) he's ​terriblypopular and has ​lots of ​friends.

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  • impression noun (MARK)

[C] a ​mark made on the ​surface of something by ​pressing an ​object onto it: There were impressions around her ​ankles made by the ​tops of her ​socks.
  • impression noun (BOOKS)

[C usually singular] UK (US printing) all the ​copies of a ​book that have been ​printed at the same ​time without any ​changes being made: This is the second impression of the ​encyclopedia.
(Definition of impression from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impression" in American English

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impressionnoun

 us   /ɪmˈpreʃ·ən/
  • 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 ​rathershy. [+ that clause] I was under the impression that you didn’t like ​yourjob (= I was ​wrong to ​think that you did not like ​yourjob).
  • impression noun (EFFECT)

[U] effect or ​influence on the way someone ​feels or ​thinks: All ​ourwarnings 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)

"impression" in Business English

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impressionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpreʃən/
(also ad view) MARKETING, E-COMMERCE a ​singletime that an ​internetadvertisement is seen by a ​user: They ​market a company's ​product for a ​fixedrateper 1,000 impressions.
PRODUCTION all the ​copies of a ​book that have been ​printed at the same ​time without any ​changes being made: This is the second impression of the encyclopedia.
(Definition of impression from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impression”
in Arabic اِنْطِباع…
in Korean 깊은 인상, 감명, 인상…
in Portuguese impressão…
in Catalan impressió…
in Japanese 感じ, 印象…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意见, 印象, 感想…
in Turkish izlenim, etki, initba…
in Russian впечатление, представление, пародия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意見, 印象, 感想…
in Italian impressione…
in Polish wrażenie, parodia, odcisk…
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