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Overview of noun impression

The noun impression has 9 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (14) impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion

(a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying")

2. (6) impression, effect

(an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting")

3. (1) mental picture, picture, impression

(a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind")

4. depression, impression, imprint

(a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

5. stamp, impression

(a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope")

6. impression, printing

(all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies")

7. impression

((dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay")

8. impression

(an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician")

9. impression

(the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax")

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