Complete Definition of "impact"

English

Etymology
From Latin impingere (to dash against, impinge).

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ækt|-ækt

Noun
en-noun

  1. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

#:The hatchet cut the wood on impact.

  1. context|mainly|medicine A forced impinge|impinging.

#:His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.

  1. 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
trans-top|The force or energy of a collision of two objects
Finnish: iskuvaikutus, törmäys, isku
Latin: ictus
trans-mid
Portuguese: impacto m
trans-bottom

trans-top|A forced impinging
trans-mid
Portuguese: impacto m
trans-bottom

trans-top|A significant or strong influence
Czech: dopad m
Finnish: vaikutus
trans-mid
Portuguese: impacto m
trans-bottom

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ttbc|Malay: pangaruh, kesan
ttbc|French: impact sur, influence sur, choc, collision, impact
ttbc|German: Einfluà m, Aufschlag m, Einschlag m, Aufprall m,
ttbc|Interlingua: impacto
mid
ttbc|Italian: effetto
ttbc|Slovak: náraz m, dôsledok m
ttbc|Spanish: impacto m

Verb
en-verb

  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.

  1. proscribed To influence; to affect; to have an impact#Noun|impact on.

#:''I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.

  1. 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, and may be related to confusion between the terms affect and effect (impact thus substituting for both terms).

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section
trans-top|To compress
trans-mid
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trans-top|To influence
Finnish: vaikuttaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To collide or strike
Finnish: törmätä, iskeytyä
trans-mid
trans-bottom


French

Noun
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