Imprinting
Imprint Im*print", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imptrinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imprinting}.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint. See 1st {In-}, {Print}, and cf. {Impress}.] 1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp. [1913 Webster]

And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something). [1913 Webster]

Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, That has a heart and life in it, ``Be free.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress. [1913 Webster]

Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind. --Locke.

4. (Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of {imprinting}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • imprinting — imprinting. = parental imprinting (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • imprinting — IMPRÍNTING s. n. 1. totalitatea modificărilor funcţionale pe care le suferă un cromozom atunci când se găseşte într un organism feminin sau masculin. 2. (psih.) impregnare, întipărire, fenomen elementar şi precoce de învăţare. (< engl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • imprinting — im*print ing, n. (Ethology, Psychology) The learning of a behavioral pattern that occurs soon after birth or hatching in certain animals, in which a long lasting response to an individual (such as a parent) or an object is rapidly acquired; it is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imprinting — imprinting. См. импринтинг. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • imprinting — /imˈprintin(g), ingl. ɪmˈprɪntɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «impressione, stampa», da to imprint «stampare, imprimere»] s. m. inv. (biol.) impronta …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • imprinting — [im print′iŋ] n. Psychol. a learning mechanism operating very early in the life of an animal, in which a particular stimulus immediately establishes an irreversible behavior pattern with reference to the same stimulus in the future …   English World dictionary

  • Imprinting — Genomische Prägung (engl. genomic imprinting) bezeichnet das Phänomen, dass die Expression von Genen davon abhängen kann, von welchem Elternteil das Allel stammt. Dieses Vererbungsschema steht im Widerspruch zur klassischen mendelschen Vererbung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • imprinting — /im prin ting/, n. Animal Behav., Psychol. rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, typically soon after birth or hatching, and establishes a long lasting behavioral response to a specific individual or object, as attachment to …   Universalium

  • Imprinting — Ịmprinting   [zu englisch imprint »Abdruck«] das, s, genetischer Mechanismus, durch den von den beiden Allelen eines Gens nur eines, entweder das väterliche oder mütterliche, zur Expression (Genexpression) kommt. Das Imprinting erfolgt durch DNA …   Universal-Lexikon

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