impact (plural impacts)
- The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
- The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
- (chiefly medicine) A forced impinging.
- His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.
- A significant or strong influence; an effect.
- His friend's opinion had an impact on his decision.
- Our choice of concrete will have a tremendous impact on the building's mechanical performance.
- Adjectives often applied to "impact": social, political, physical, positive, negative, good, bad, beneficial, harmful, significant, great, important, strong, big, small, real, huge, likely, actual, potential, devastating, disastrous, true, primary.
- The adposition generally used with "impact" is "on" (such as in last example in section above)
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- (transitive) 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.
- (transitive, proscribed) To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.
- I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
- (transitive) To collide or strike.
- When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.
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.
From Latin, see above.
impact m (plural impacts)
- (literally or figuratively) impact