Definitions for impositionˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•po•si•tionˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.

  2. something imposed, as a burden or duty.

  3. the act of imposing by or as if by authority.

  4. deception; imposture.

  5. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.

    Category: Printing

Origin of imposition:

1325–75; ME imposicioun < LL impositiō

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposition, infliction(noun)

    the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

  2. imposition(noun)

    an uncalled-for burden

    "he listened but resented the imposition"

Wiktionary

  1. imposition(Noun)

    The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.

  2. imposition(Noun)

    That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.

  3. imposition(Noun)

    An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.

  4. imposition(Noun)

    Arrangement of a printed productu2019s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.

  5. imposition(Noun)

    A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.

  6. imposition(Noun)

    A task imposed on a student as punishment.

  7. Origin: From impositio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imposition(noun)

    the act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like

  2. Imposition(noun)

    that which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax

  3. Imposition(noun)

    an extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment

  4. Imposition(noun)

    an excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture

  5. Imposition(noun)

    the act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc

  6. Imposition(noun)

    the act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4

Freebase

  1. Imposition

    Imposition is one of the fundamental steps in the prepress printing process. It consists in the arrangement of the printed product’s pages on the printer’s sheet, in order to obtain faster printing, simplify binding and reduce paper waste. Correct imposition minimizes printing time by maximizing the number of pages per impression, reducing cost of press time and materials. To achieve this, the printed sheet must be filled as fully as possible.


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