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English definition of “impression”

impression

noun     /ɪmˈpreʃən/
OPINION [no plural] B2 an idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone: [+ (that)] I got/had the impression that he was bored. Monica gives the impression of being shy. Remember that it makes a bad impression if you're late. I think Mick was under the impression that (= thought that) we were married.Opinions, beliefs and points of viewSeeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
COPY [C, U] a copy of the way someone speaks or behaves, often to make people laugh: He does a brilliant impression of the president.Copying and copiesForgery
MARK [C] a mark left when an object is pressed into something softHoles, hollows and dips
(Definition of impression noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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