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impact - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'impact' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Impact [ n.]
- Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
- The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.
2 . Impact [ v. t.]
- To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.

Meaning of 'impact' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . impact [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
Example in sentence:
  • the armies met in the shock of battle
Meaning (2):
- a forceful consequence; a strong effect
Example in sentence:
  • the book had an important impact on my thinking;
  • the book packs a wallop
Meaning (3):
- influencing strongly
Example in sentence:
  • they resented the impingement of American values on European culture
4 . impact [ v]
Meaning (4):
- have an effect upon
Example in sentence:
  • Will the new rules affect me?