• WordNet 3.6
    • v impinge advance beyond the usual limit
    • v impinge impinge or infringe upon "This impinges on my rights as an individual","This matter entrenches on other domains"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Impinge To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to clash with; -- with on or upon. "The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light on the solid or impervious parts of bodies.""But, in the present order of things, not to be employed without impinging on God's justice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impinge To come in collision; collide; strike or dash: followed by on, upon, or against.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Impinge im-pinj′ (with on, upon, against) to strike or fall against: to touch upon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. impingere,; pref. im-, in + pangere, to fix, strike; prob. akin to pacisci, to agree, contract. See Pact, and cf. Impact
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. impingĕrein, against, pingĕre, to strike.


In literature:

There the tone is straightened out, and made to impinge on the roof of the mouth at a precisely defined point.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Another thought wave impinged on the consciousness of the Terrestrials.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
The moment that shrill, squealing sound impinged upon the Orconite's ears, he jumped and uttered a cry of pain.
"The Winged Men of Orcon" by David R. Sparks
And what that incredibly intense bombardment impinges up is ... is altered.
"The Vortex Blaster" by Edward Elmer Smith
It is strange at such times how trivial things impinge on the consciousness with a shock as of something important and immense.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Where the outermost line of defences impinged upon the river-bed, the trees had been cut down and the bush levelled.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It stretched from side to side of the icy mass; like the former, impinging on either cliff.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
When this occurs suddenly, the odontoid process may impinge on the medulla and upper part of the cord and cause sudden death.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
At length, in its turn, the track of totality begins to impinge upon the earth.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
A thought message, a command almost, impinged on the brains of the three.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Upward it struck, and the Mercurian ships on which it impinged disappeared in a flash of light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
And that same instinct, or reason, impinged upon him the fact that it was a thing to be guarded against.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
He felt impinging itself more and more upon him a sense of watchfulness.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
The sphere of the supernal powers Impinges on this world of ours.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Was not the tinted music so cunningly merged as to impinge first on the optic nerve?
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Well, the holidays need not be impinged upon.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 12, 1890" by Various
That part of the tract upon which it last impinges before issuing from between the lips determines the placement of a tone.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The signal marked the instant at which a sound wave impinged on a diaphragm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
It reflects 100 percent of the heat and light impinging upon it.
"Armageddon--2419 A.D." by Philip Francis Nowlan
A rough slanting tunnel, some five yards long, would, therefore, have to be constructed, so as to impinge exactly on the coffin head.
"The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812" by James Blake Bailey

In poetry:

And Bryant's "To a Water-fowl!"
Had praise in every line,
And every word about the bird
Impinged on the divine.
"Birds And Bards" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

To add an impingement wear test method to the existing standard.
When your shoulder hurts and movement is difficult, and you feel it crack and pop and everything feels like it's rubbing together, it may be shoulder impingement syndrome.
Pity the poor CIO, trying your best to get your arms around threatening social media concerns such as data security and confidentiality as this new reality impinges upon enterprise technologies.
A right shoulder impingement has sidelined Tony Gwynn Jr almost totally since the start of spring training.
Amendment won't impinge on religion.
Same-sex marriage wouldn't impinge on churches.
The shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the more frequently encountered conditions affecting the shoulder joint.
An optional feature provides high-velocity impingement that develops optimum product color.
The sole purpose of an Objectivist state is to prevent individuals from impinging on each other's freedom.
Dodgers release vague statement saying the pitcher has an impingement in his hip and is seeking other specialists' opinions.
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome due to os trigonum .
An EU official says an international treaty that has been the subject of large protests by people fearing it would impinge on Internet freedom is unlikely to gain approval.
The 12-member commission is charged with reviewing coastal projects, and deciding whether development permits are warranted, or whether the public's access rights to the coast will be impinged on.
Romney says the President has impinged on our liberties.
Rotary impingement cuts cleaning times, water usage.

In science:

This means that the bias voltage exceeds the breakdown voltage, leading an impinging photon to trigger an electron avalanche which then causes a macroscopic current pulse.
Long-distance Bell-type tests using energy-time entangled photons
The photons impinge on the observer’s retina and trigger the transmission of the nervous signal.
Quantum superpositions and definite perceptions:envisaging new feasible experimental tests
It consists in recoil of impinging protons in the region kinematically inaccessible for proton-proton collisions.
Multiparticle Dynamics 1998: Summary talk
The three-bubble mechanism is, however, suppressed, as the third bubble must impinge before the SU(2) phases of the first two have equilibrated, and such nearly simultaneous collisions are rare.
Magnetic Fields from Bubble Collisions - A Progress Report
Gould & Uza claim that these µLMC determinations are only upper limits, due to the inherent “prompt response assumption” employed (i.e., that no time delay exists between the blast of ionizing photons impinging upon the ring and the subsequent UV fluorescence).
The Distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud
The movement of the sun through the halo (excluding a conspiracy of a co-rotating halo) induces an annual modulation of WIMP-rates in the detector because the earth velocity would add to the mean kinetic energy of WIMPs impinging on the detector in summer and subtract in winter .
Non-baryonic dark matter searches
The other concept assumes that fractional charge particles are produced somewhere in space and impinge upon the earth.
From Accelerators To Asteroids
The method of phase imprinting consists of passing a short off-resonant laser pulse through an appropriately designed absorption plate and impinging it on a condensate.
Generation and interaction of solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates
The factor is not so simple, but depends on (a) the direction of propagation and polarization of the impinging gravitational wave, and (b) the geometrical relationship of the pulsars to the Earth.
New Limits on Gravitational Radiation using Pulsars
The most simple and straightforward creation of a γ -branch particle are the reactions γ + p → π 0 + p, or in the case that the spins of γ and p are parallel γ + p → π 0 + p + γ ′ . A photon impinges on a proton and creates a π 0 meson.
The standing wave model of the mesons and baryons
It seems to be very unlikely that Fourier analysis does not hold for the case of an electromagnetic wave impinging on a proton.
The standing wave model of the mesons and baryons
In this manner, the regions of enhanced density (clouds of mostly atomic and molecular hydrogen) act as passive targets, converting some fraction of impinging cosmic rays into gamma rays.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
Naturally, such a detection visualizes the transversal momentum of the particle kx impinging on the slit.
Uncertainty relations on the slit and Fisher information
This is the general estimation scheme, which of course, might be adopted to the case of particles impinging on a screen as well.
Uncertainty relations on the slit and Fisher information
When the forecast first starts to impinge upon December the volatility is going to be low.
Weather forecasts, Weather derivatives, Black-Scholes, Feynmann-Kac and Fokker-Planck