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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impersonal  \Im*per"son*al\,  n. 
  That  which  wants  personality;  specifically  (Gram.),  an 
  impersonal  verb 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impersonal  \Im*per"son*al\,  a.  [L.  impersonalis  pref.  im-  not  + 
  personalis  personal:  cf  F.  impersonnel  See  {Personal}.] 
  Not  personal;  not  representing  a  person;  not  having 
  personality. 
 
  An  almighty  but  impersonal  power,  called  Fate.  --Sir  J. 
  Stephen. 
 
  {Impersonal  verb}  (Gram.),  a  verb  used  with  an  indeterminate 
  subject,  commonly,  in  English,  with  the  impersonal  pronoun 
  it  as  it  rains;  it  snows;  methinks  (it  seems  to  me). 
  Many  verbs  which  are  not  strictly  impersonal  are  often 
  used  impersonally;  as  it  goes  well  with  him 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impersonal 
  adj  1:  not  relating  to  or  responsive  to  individual  persons;  "an 
  impersonal  corporation";  "an  impersonal  remark"  [ant: 
  {personal}] 
  2:  having  no  personal  preference;  "impersonal  criticism";  "a 
  neutral  observer"  [syn:  {neutral}] 




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