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impression
noun
1 an idea or effect produced in the mind or made on the senses It is vital to create a good impression .
2 a vague or uncertain idea, notion or belief I got the impression he was lying .
3 an act or the process of impressing (see impress1).
4 a mark or stamp produced by, or as if by, impressing or pressure.
5 an imitation, especially a caricature, of a person, or an imitation of a sound, done for entertainment He does impressions of pop stars .
6 the number of copies of a book, newspaper, etc printed at one time.
7 printing
a the pressing of a prepared inked plate or type onto the paper, etc being printed;
b a copy made in this way.
[14c]
be under the impression that?to think, feel or believe (especially wrongly) that? I was under the impression that you were paying for this meal .


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impressionable
adjective easily impressed or influenced.
[19c: see impress1]
impressionability noun .
impressionably adverb .


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Impressionism
noun (sometimes impressionism) in art, music or literature: a 19c style which aims to give a general impression of feelings and events rather than a formal or structural treatment of them:
a in art: a movement begun in France in the 1860s by artists who used bright natural colours to build up an impression of the actual effects of light rather than a detailed firmly-outlined image;
b in literature: the conveying of a subjective impression of the world rather than its objective appearance, as in the work of symbolist (see symbolism) poets and the stream of consciousness novel;
c in music: a style of harmony and instrumentation which blurs the edges of tonality, aiming for veiled suggestion and understatement rather than a detailed picture.
[19c: the name, coined by a hostile critic, was taken from Claude Monet's picture Impression: soleil levant (Impression: Rising Sun, 1872)]


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impressionist
noun
1 (usu Impressionist) a painter, writer or composer in the style of Impressionism.
2 someone who imitates, or performs impressions of, other people.
adjective (usu Impressionist) relating to or characteristic of Impressionism.


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impressionistic
adjective based on impressions or personal observation as distinct from definite facts or particular knowledge.
[19c]
impressionistically adverb .


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