impact


impact
im|pact1 W2 [ˈımpækt] n
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of impingere; IMPINGE]
1.)
the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something
impact on/upon
We need to assess the impact on climate change.
major/significant/profound etc impact
Higher mortgage rates have already had a major impact on spending.
impact of
an international meeting to consider the environmental impacts of global warming
2.) [U and C]
the force of one object hitting another
The force of the impact knocked the breath out of her.
3.) on impact
at the moment when one thing hits another
The plane's wing was damaged on impact.
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HINT sense 1
Do not say 'cause an impact' on something. Say have an impact on something.
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impact 2
im|pact2 [ımˈpækt] v [I and T] especially AmE
to have an important or noticeable effect on someone or something
impact on/upon
The Food Safety Act will progressively impact on the way food businesses operate.

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  • IMPACT — (engl. „Stoß“, „Einschlag“, „Wirkung“) steht für: den Einschlag eines Himmelskörpers, siehe Impakt die wahrgenommene Differenz an Informationsgehalt vor und nach der Übermittlung einer Information, siehe Impact (Kommunikationswissenschaft) eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Impact — (engl. „Stoß“, „Einschlag“, „Wirkung“ bzw. lat. impactus, PPP von impingere = einschlagen) steht für: den Einschlag eines Himmelskörpers, siehe Impakt die wahrgenommene Differenz an Informationsgehalt vor und nach der Übermittlung einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • impact — n Impact, impingement, collision, clash, shock, concussion, percussion, jar, jolt mean a forcible or enforced contact between two or more things, especially a contact so violent as to affect seriously one or the other or all of the persons or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Impact, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 39 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 0.086631 sq. miles (0.224374 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.086631 sq. miles (0.224374 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • impact — [n1] collision, force appulse, bang, blow, bounce, brunt, buffet, bump, clash, concussion, contact, crash, crunch, crush, encounter, hit, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, knock, meeting, percussion, pound, punch, quake, quiver, ram, rap,… …   New thesaurus