What is the meaning of impact?


  • The striking of one body against another.
  • A forceful consequence; a strong effect.
    • usage: "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
  • Influencing strongly.
    • usage: "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
  • The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.
    • usage: "the armies met in the shock of battle"


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