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  ( impressions    plural  )
1       n-count   Your impression of a person or thing is what you think they are like, usually after having seen or heard them. Your impression of a situation is what you think is going on.  
oft poss N, N of n, N that  
What were your first impressions of college?..., My impression is that they are totally out of control...     
2       n-sing   If someone gives you a particular impression, they cause you to believe that something is the case, often when it is not.  
usu with supp, oft N that, N of n  
I don't want to give the impression that I'm running away from the charges...     
3       n-count   An impression is an amusing imitation of someone's behaviour or way of talking, usually someone well-known.  
oft N of n   (=impersonation)  
He did impressions of Sean Connery and James Mason.     
4       n-count   An impression of an object is a mark or outline that it has left after being pressed hard onto a surface.  
...the world's oldest fossil impressions of plant life.     
5    If someone or something makes an impression, they have a strong effect on people or a situation.  
make an impression      phrase   V inflects  
The aid coming in has made no impression on the horrific death rates.     
6    If you are under the impressionthat something is the case, you believe that it is the case, usually when it is not actually the case.  
under the impression      phrase   v-link PHR, usu PHR that  
He had apparently been under the impression that a military coup was in progress.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    effect, feeling, impact, influence, reaction, sway  
2    make an impression      arouse comment, be conspicuous, cause a stir, excite notice, find favour, make a hit     (informal)   make an impact, stand out  
3    belief, concept, conviction, fancy, feeling, funny feeling     (informal)   hunch, idea, memory, notion, opinion, recollection, sense, suspicion  
4    brand, dent, hollow, impress, imprint, indentation, mark, outline, stamp, stamping  
5    edition, imprinting, issue, printing  
6    imitation, impersonation, parody, send-up     (Brit. informal)   takeoff     (informal)  

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assumption of name and unique identity by which one creates a impression on the internet.
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