the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
an uncalled-for burden
"he listened but resented the imposition"
The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.
An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.
Arrangement of a printed productu2019s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
A task imposed on a student as punishment.
Origin: From impositio
the act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like
that which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax
an extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment
an excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture
the act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc
the act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4
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.
The numerical value of imposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of imposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
It was an imposition, so I think it’s really impressive that almost every single family except for one elected to continue taking cysteamine.
When this started out it was seen as an imposition and unfair. I still think a lot of people would say that, but I think we tried to turn it around so that we in fact could tell the real story of who we are.
There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
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