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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impact  \Im"pact\,  n. 
  1.  Contact  or  impression  by  touch;  collision;  forcible 
  contact  force  communicated. 
 
  The  quarrel,  by  that  impact  driven.  --Southey. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  The  single  instantaneous  stroke  of  a  body  in 
  motion  against  another  either  in  motion  or  at  rest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impact  \Im*pact"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Impacted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Impacting}.]  [L.  impactus  p.  p.  of  impingere  to  push 
  strike  against.  See  {Impinge}.] 
  To  drive  close  to  press  firmly  together:  to  wedge  into  a 
  place  --Woodward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impact 
  n  1:  the  striking  of  one  body  against  another 
  2:  a  forceful  consequence;  "the  book  had  an  important  impact  on 
  my  thinking" 
  3:  influencing  strongly:  "they  resented  the  impingement  of 
  American  values  on  European  culture"  [syn:  {impingement}, 
  {encroachment}] 
  4:  the  violent  interaction  of  individuals  or  groups  entering 
  into  combat  [syn:  {shock}] 
  v  1:  press  or  wedge  together;  pack  together 
  2:  have  an  effect  upon  "Will  the  new  rules  affect  me?"  [syn:  {affect}, 
  {bear  upon},  {bear  on},  {touch  on},  {touch}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Impact,  TX  (town,  FIPS  35816) 
  Location:  32.49875  N,  99.74627  W 
  Population  (1990):  25  (13  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  IMPACT 
  Information  Market  Policy  ACTions  (ECHO) 
 
 




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