impact definition

  • noun:
    • The striking of just one body against another; collision. See Synonyms at collision.
    • The power or impetus sent by a collision.
    • the result or impression of one thing on another: still gauging the impact of automation in the resides of factory workers.
    • The power of making a strong, immediate impression: a speech that lacked effect.
    • The force or power of a collision of two things.
    • A forced impinging.
    • A significant or powerful impact; an effect.
    • Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; power communicated.
    • The solitary instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another in a choice of movement or at rest.
    • The act of striking against something; a blow; a stroke.
    • Specifically — In mech., the blow, or work of striking, of a human anatomy having momentum; also, the change of momentum in quantity and direction created by these types of a blow.
    • In gunnery, the solitary blow of a projectile against a set or going object.
    • a forceful consequence; a solid effect
    • influencing strongly
    • the striking of 1 human body against another
    • the violent conversation of individuals or teams stepping into combat
  • verb-transitive:
    • To bring securely collectively.
    • To hit forcefully: meteorites impacting the lunar area.
    • Use Problem To Own an effect or impact on: "No region ... has been much more influenced by emerging demographic and financial trends” ( Joel Kotkin).
    • to-drive near; to hit solidly together: to wedge into a spot.
    • To impact or influence, particularly in a significant or unwelcome fashion.
    • To collide forcefully with; to hit.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Usage Problem To have a result or impact.
  • verb:
    • To compress; to compact; to push or pack collectively.
    • To affect; to impact; to have a visible impact on.
    • To collide or hit.
    • press or wedge together; pack collectively
    • have an effect upon
  • others:
    • To drive close; hit closely or solidly; pack in.

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