Impact
Impact Im*pact", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impacting}.] [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See {Impinge}.] 1. To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. To affect or influence, especially in a significant or undesirable manner; as, budget cuts impacted the entire research program; the fish populations were adversely impacted by pollution. [PJC]

3. To collide forcefully with; to strike. [PJC]


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  • impact — [ ɛ̃pakt ] n. m. • 1824; lat. impactum, supin de impingere « heurter » 1 ♦ Collision, heurt. Sous l impact d un projectile. POINT D IMPACT : endroit où le projectile vient frapper, et par ext. trace qu il laisse. 2 ♦ (v. 1965) Effet d une action… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • IMPACT — (engl. „Stoß“, „Einschlag“, „Wirkung“) steht für: den Einschlag eines Himmelskörpers, siehe Impakt die wahrgenommene Differenz an Informationsgehalt vor und nach der Übermittlung einer Information, siehe Impact (Kommunikationswissenschaft) eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Impact — (engl. „Stoß“, „Einschlag“, „Wirkung“ bzw. lat. impactus, PPP von impingere = einschlagen) steht für: den Einschlag eines Himmelskörpers, siehe Impakt die wahrgenommene Differenz an Informationsgehalt vor und nach der Übermittlung einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • impact — n Impact, impingement, collision, clash, shock, concussion, percussion, jar, jolt mean a forcible or enforced contact between two or more things, especially a contact so violent as to affect seriously one or the other or all of the persons or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impact — IMPÁCT, impacturi, s.n. 1. (livr.) Ciocnire a două sau mai multor corpuri. 2. Influenţă, înrâurire a unei idei, a unei lucrări etc. asupra unei persoane, asupra evenimentelor etc. 3. Şoc; surpriză. – Din fr. impact, lat. impactus. Trimis de gall …   Dicționar Român

  • Impact — Categoría Sans serif Diseñador(es) Geoffrey Lee Empresa Stephenso …   Wikipedia Español

  • impact — The literal meaning of the noun is ‘the action of one body coming forcibly into contact with another’, and refers to physical collision. The figurative meaning ‘strong effect or influence’ is justifiable when there is a corresponding figurative… …   Modern English usage

  • Impact — Impact, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 39 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 0.086631 sq. miles (0.224374 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.086631 sq. miles (0.224374 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • impact — [n1] collision, force appulse, bang, blow, bounce, brunt, buffet, bump, clash, concussion, contact, crash, crunch, crush, encounter, hit, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, knock, meeting, percussion, pound, punch, quake, quiver, ram, rap,… …   New thesaurus

  • Impact — Im pact, n. 1. Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated. [1913 Webster] The quarrel, by that impact driven. Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impact — ► NOUN 1) the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. 2) a marked effect or influence. ► VERB 1) come into forcible contact with another object. 2) (often impact on) have a strong effect. 3) press firmly …   English terms dictionary

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