Definition of Impact

1. Noun. The striking of one body against another.

Specialized synonyms: Blow, Bump, Slam
Generic synonyms: Contact, Impinging, Striking



2. Verb. Press or wedge together; pack together.
Generic synonyms: Force, Squeeze, Wedge
Derivative terms: Impaction

3. Noun. A forceful consequence; a strong effect. "The book packs a wallop"
Exact synonyms: Wallop
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot

4. Verb. Have an effect upon. "Will the new rules affect me?"

5. Noun. Influencing strongly. "They resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
Exact synonyms: Encroachment, Impingement
Generic synonyms: Influence
Derivative terms: Encroach, Impinge

6. Noun. The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat. "The armies met in the shock of battle"
Exact synonyms: Shock
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Derivative terms: Shock

Definition of Impact

1. v. t. To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.

2. n. Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.

Definition of Impact

1. Noun. The force or energy of a collision of two objects. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly medicine) A forced impinging. ¹

3. Noun. A significant or strong influence; an effect. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To compress; to compact; to press or pack together. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To collide or strike. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impact

1. to pack firmly together [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Impact

1. 1. Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated. "The quarrel, by that impact driven." (Southey) 2. The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Impact

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1. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1858)
"And velocity of B' after impact=^ - — ~ - , ~ 89. When equal elastic bodies impinge upon one another, each moves after impact with the previous velocity of ..."

2. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"A/a = the mass of the second body. i>i (or wj) = the linear (or angular) velocity of the impact surface of MI before impact occurs. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"It almost certainly fragmented upon impact but some components probably ... The LM fragments launched under these conditions would impact at 29° (880 km) ..."

4. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"Then hta is the linear velocity of G just before the impact ; let v' be its linear ... Rx . , R ,_. and supposing the point of impact to be reduced to rest, ..."

5. Textbook of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore, Harrison Frederick Gonnerman (1922)
"impact and resistance to rupture under impact is furnished by a comparison ... It is superior to low-carbon steel in its elastic resistance to impact and is ..."

6. Text-book of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore, Harrison Frederick Gonnerman (1920)
"impact and resistance to rupture under impact is furnished by a comparison ... It is superior to low-carbon steel in its elastic resistance to impact and is ..."

7. Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court by Tracy M. Godwin, David J. Steinhart, Betsy A. Fulton (1997)
"Figure 6-5: Value Associated with Victim impact Panels Value For Attending Offenders If the ... Value For Panel Members By serving on a victim impact panel, ..."

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