What does impact mean?

Definitions for impact
ˈɪm pækt; ɪmˈpæktim·pact

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impactnoun

    the striking of one body against another

  2. impact, wallopnoun

    a forceful consequence; a strong effect

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

  3. impingement, encroachment, impactnoun

    influencing strongly

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

  4. shock, impactverb

    the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

    "the armies met in the shock of battle"

  5. impactverb

    press or wedge together; pack together

  6. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchverb

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

GCIDE

  1. Impactverb

    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. Impactverb

    To collide forcefully with; to strike.

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

Wiktionary

  1. impactnoun

    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. impactnoun

    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. impactnoun

    A significant or strong influence; an effect.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

  4. impactverb

    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. impactverb

    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. impactverb

    To collide or strike.

    When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.

    Etymology: From impactus, perfect passive participle of impingo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impactverb

    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. Impactnoun

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

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

  3. Impactnoun

    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. Brad Wall:

    What additional impact will that have on the energy sector, which is already suffering massive layoffs in our country?

  2. Kelly Kahl:

    ’Young Sheldon’ has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air, while the show’s DNA is clearly rooted in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Young Sheldon’ has staked out its own place in the TV universe with a unique creative tone, brilliant writing and a gifted multi-generational cast. We can’t wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older…and smarter.

  3. Zeng Yan:

    You don't see any convincing reason to buy stocks at the moment, even if MSCI decides in favour of a China inclusion, it would still take at least six months for global fund managers to increase their China allocation. Short-term impact is limited.

  4. Michael Flynn:

    Having evaluated the (company's) technologies, I believe they can positively impact our military’s defense and situational awareness and that is why I am joining Jay and his team in expanding the role of persistent aerial solutions in the marketplace.

  5. Congressman Royce:

    Greece looks likely at this point to leave the euro and I think the danger of that is there are other left-wing governments in Europe that might follow suit, that would lead to a very consequential impact for the euro and frankly create more instability in the region. It is a pity that Greece does not get its act together.

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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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