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[n] the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
[n] an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
[n] (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist made an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
[n] an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
[n] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
[n] a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
[n] all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
[n] a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
[n] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

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