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English[]

Etymology[]

From Latin impāctus, perfect passive participle of impingō (dash against, impinge).

Pronunciation[]

  • (noun): enPR: imʹpăkt, IPA: /ˈɪmpækt/, SAMPA: /"Imp{kt/
  • (verb): enPR: im-păktʹ, IPA: /ɪmˈpækt/, SAMPA: /Im"p{kt/
    • Rhymes: -ækt

Noun[]

Singular
Impact

Plural
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Impact ({{{1}}})

  1. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
    The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
  2. Template:Chiefly 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 opinion had an impact on his decision.
    Our choice of concrete will have a tremendous impact on the building's mechanical performance.

Derived terms[]

Related terms[]

  • impinge

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. (transitive) 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. (transitive, proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
    I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
  3. (transitive) 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.

Derived terms[]

  • impactor

Translations[]


French[]

Etymology[]

From Latin, see above

Noun[]

Impact m. (plural Impacts)

  1. (literally or figuratively) impact

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