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Etymology

From Latin impingere (to dash against, impinge).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
impact

Plural
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  1. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
    The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A forced impinging.
    His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.
  3. A significant or strong influence; an effect.
    His friend's opinon had an impact on his decision.
    Which concrete we use will have a tremendous impact on the building's statics.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to impact

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to impact (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. 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.
  2. (proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
    I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
  3. To collide or strike.
    When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.

Usage notes

Some authorities object to the use of impact to mean "to influence; to affect; to have an impact on" or to mean "to collide or strike". Such usage seems to be an adaptation of the colloquial noun form of impact to use as a verb.

Translations


French

Noun

impact

  1. impact

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