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English definition of “impact”

impact

noun     /ˈɪmpækt/
EFFECT [no plural] B2 the effect that a person, event, or situation has on someone or something: Latino singers have had a major impact on pop music this year.Outcomes and consequences
PHYSICAL FORCE [U] B2 the force or action of one object hitting another: The impact of the collision threw her out of the van. The missile explodes on impact (= when it hits another object).Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
(Definition of impact noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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