What does impact mean?

Definitions for impact
ˈɪm pækt; ɪmˈpæktim·pact

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impact(noun)

    the striking of one body against another

  2. impact, wallop(noun)

    a forceful consequence; a strong effect

    "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"

  3. impingement, encroachment, impact(noun)

    influencing strongly

    "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"

  4. shock, impact(verb)

    the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

    "the armies met in the shock of battle"

  5. impact(verb)

    press or wedge together; pack together

  6. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

GCIDE

  1. Impact(v. t.)

    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.

    Etymology: [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

  2. Impact(v. t.)

    To collide forcefully with; to strike.

    Etymology: [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

Wiktionary

  1. impact(Noun)

    The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

    The hatchet cut the wood on impact.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  2. impact(Noun)

    A forced impinging.

    His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  3. impact(Noun)

    A significant or strong influence; an effect.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  4. impact(Verb)

    To compress; to compact; to press or pack together.

    If fecal incontinence is caused by impacted stool in the rectum, the impaction must be removed.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  5. impact(Verb)

    To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.

    I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  6. impact(Verb)

    To collide or strike.

    When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impact(verb)

    to drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place

    Etymology: [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

  2. Impact(noun)

    contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated

    Etymology: [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

  3. Impact(noun)

    the single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest

    Etymology: [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push, strike against. See Impinge.]

Freebase

  1. IMPACT

    IMPACT is a successful merger of many different science communities that need similar instrumentation and resources. IMPACT is a merger of IMPF and ICAPS, originally conceived as two separate experimental facilities, both with their own development history. In May 2002, the dedicated scientific advisory boards for the IMPF and ICPAS recommended the combination of the two experiments into one ESA research laboratory. Both projects share hardware, space station accommodation and operations, and data processing and downloading functions in common. By consolidating these systems into a single laboratory significant reductions have been made to the overall project cost, by eliminating the duplication of expensive development, manufacturing, and qualification tasks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impact

    im-pakt′, v.t. to press firmly together: to drive close.—n. Im′pact, a striking against: collision: the blow of a body in motion impinging on another body: the impulse resulting from collision.—Impacted fracture (surg.), when one part of the bone is forcibly driven into the other. [O. Fr. impacter—L. impactus, pa.p. of impingēre. See Impinge.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impact

    In gunnery, the single instantaneous blow or stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impact' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1394

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impact' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1752

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impact' in Nouns Frequency: #611

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of impact in a Sentence

  1. David Greenfield:

    Let's say you get pulled over and get a ticket for texting and driving. There has to be some negative impact generally for us to say you have a problem.

  2. Nelson Mandela:

    “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

  3. Zhang Gang:

    This indeed has a positive impact on the brokerage sector, and the valuation for the sector has corrected in pervious days - it's time for it to rebound again.

  4. Morgan Stanley:

    Finally, transport costs (5-20 percent of cash costs) will also rise in response, with the heaviest impact on bulk commodity producers.

  5. Crystal Moten:

    Do you want to lessen the blow or do you want to eradicate racism? I want to eradicate racism, yes I want opportunity for dialogue, but the impact of racism is killing people of color. We don't have time to tend to the emotional wounds of others, not when violence against people of color is the national status quo.

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Translations for impact

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  • تأثيرArabic
  • dopadCzech
  • Einwirkung, beeinflussen, kollidieren, einwirken, beeinträchtigen, Einschlag, Druck, Aufprall, zusammenstossen, Aufschlag, Beeinflussung, Einfluss, Belastung, Stoß, einschlagen, zusammenpressen, WirkungGerman
  • σύγκρουσηGreek
  • impacto, consecuencia, efectoSpanish
  • iskuvaikutus, törmäys, vaikuttaa, törmätä, iskeytyä, puristaa kokoon, isku, vaikutus, iskeäFinnish
  • impact, affecter, toucherFrench
  • प्रभावHindi
  • ütközik, behatás, befolyás, befolyásol, összenyomódikHungarian
  • dampakIndonesian
  • impatto, effettoItalian
  • פְּגִיעָהHebrew
  • 影響Japanese
  • ಪ್ರಭಾವKannada
  • 타격Korean
  • ictusLatin
  • samenpersen, botsing, inslag, inwerken, beïnvloedenDutch
  • virkning, treffvirkning, innvirkningNorwegian
  • zderzać, wpływ, uderzać, uderzenie, ściskać, wpływaćPolish
  • impactoPortuguese
  • efectRomanian
  • уда́р, влия́ние, толчо́к, сотрясе́ние, возде́йствие, влияниеRussian
  • தாக்கம்Tamil
  • ప్రభావంTelugu
  • ส่งผลกระทบThai
  • çarpma, tesir, vuruş, etkiTurkish
  • کے اثراتUrdu
  • פּראַלYiddish
  • 碰撞Chinese

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