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impression

noun (OPINION)    /ɪmˈpreʃ.ən/
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 shy sort of a bloke.Opinions, beliefs and points of view 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.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
(Definition of impression noun (OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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