Associations to the word «Impact»


IMPACT, noun. The striking of one body against another; collision.
IMPACT, noun. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
IMPACT, noun. (chiefly medicine) A forced impinging.
IMPACT, noun. A significant or strong influence; an effect.
IMPACT, verb. (transitive) To compress; to compact; to press or pack together.
IMPACT, verb. (transitive) (proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
IMPACT, verb. (transitive) To collide or strike.
IMPACT CRATER, noun. (geology) A crater formed from an impact, typically of a meteorite, as opposed to one formed by other means such as vulcanism.
IMPACT CRATERS, noun. Plural of impact crater
IMPACT ENERGIES, noun. Plural of impact energy
IMPACT ENERGY, noun. (materials science) The energy needed to fracture a material under standard conditions.
IMPACT FACTOR, noun. A measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in an academic journal, used as an approximation of the relative importance of a journal within its field.
IMPACT FACTORS, noun. Plural of impact factor
IMPACT PRINTER, noun. (computing) A printer in which each character is produced by part of the mechanism striking the paper (normally through an inked ribbon)
IMPACT PRINTERS, noun. Plural of impact printer
IMPACT RESISTANCE, noun. The characteristic of resistance to fracture under the sudden application of an exerted force.
IMPACT STATEMENT, noun. (legal) Testimony, either oral or written, provided during a proceeding in a court of law which describes the harmful effects produced by the actions of an accused or convicted party and suffered by the victim or others, offered especially for consideration by the court in deciding an appropriate punishment.
IMPACT STATEMENT, noun. An analysis or study which describes the expected effects of a policy, project, or action being contemplated by a business or government organization.
IMPACT WINTER, noun. A period of prolonged cold weather due to the impact of a large asteroid or comet on the Earth's surface.
IMPACT WINTERS, noun. Plural of impact winter

Dictionary definition

IMPACT, noun. The striking of one body against another.
IMPACT, noun. A forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop".
IMPACT, noun. Influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture".
IMPACT, noun. The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle".
IMPACT, verb. Press or wedge together; pack together.
IMPACT, verb. Have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?".

Wise words

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