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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pres·sion /ɪmˈprɛʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·pres·sion /ɪmˈprɛʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pres·sion n.
 1. The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
 2. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
    The stamp and clear impression of good sense.   --Cowper.
    To shelter us from impressions of weather, we must spin, we must weave, we must build.   --Barrow.
 3. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon. [Obs.]
    Portentous blaze of comets and impressions in the air.   --Milton.
    A fiery impression falling from out of Heaven.   --Holland.
 4. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
    His words impression left.   --Milton.
    Such terrible impression made the dream.   --Shak.
 I have a father's dear impression,
 And wish, before I fall into my grave,
 That I might see her married.   --Ford.
 5. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
 6. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
    Which must be read with an impression.   --Milton.
 7. Print. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression.
    Ten impressions which his books have had.   --Dryden.
 8. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like. [R.]
 9. Engraving A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
 Proof impression, one of the early impressions taken from an engraving, before the plate or block is worn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
           [syn: feeling, belief, notion, opinion]
      2: 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" [syn: effect]
      3: 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" [syn: mental picture, picture]
      4: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the
         impression of his fingers in the soft mud" [syn: depression,
      5: a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp
         on the envelope" [syn: stamp]
      6: all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off
         an initial printing of 2000 copies" [syn: printing]
      7: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or
         plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in
         preparing an inlay"
      8: an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny
         impression of a politician"
      9: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of
         another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot