What does impact mean?

Definitions for impact
ˈɪm pækt; ɪmˈpæktim·pact

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impact.

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. Vinny Jordan:

    I’ve been going around to the schools in these poorer communities and saying, ‘If we replicate what I’m doing here we’re going to give these young people an opportunity that they would never see otherwise,’ right now, any town, any state could take a leadership position in this and create the workforce of the future to really drive this out into industry, into education, into healthcare…I really do believe it could have a material impact on Mississippi.

  2. John Bayne:

    Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices.

  3. James Blake:

    We're not looking for a quick lawsuit, we're not looking for anything that's going to be a quick and easy solution, we're looking for a lasting, positive impact on the city and on the police force.

  4. Rick Hutcheon:

    Everybody is primed for Greece, the markets hate uncertainty. It really boils down to that. This is unknown, the impact, the implications ... who knows what the short-term dislocations will be?

  5. Jim Cusson:

    The outcome isn’t locked and loaded yet, i can’t imagine it will have a sustained impact on business.

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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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