impressive

Definitions

  • Ink impressions of leaves
    Ink impressions of leaves
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj impressive producing a strong effect "gave an impressive performance as Othello","a telling gesture"
    • adj impressive making a strong or vivid impression "an impressive ceremony"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ink impressions of leaves: White oak. Linden Ink impressions of leaves: White oak. Linden
Skin impression from the tail of a Trachodon Skin impression from the tail of a Trachodon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford was the only President to have two women attempt to assassinate him. Both attempts were in California in September of 1975. The first attempt was September 6, 1975, by Lynette Fromme who thought she could impress Charles Manson by killing the President. The next attempt was by Sara Jane Moore on September 22, 1975. Her motive was simply that she was bored. John Tyler, joined the Confederacy twenty years later and became the only President named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    • Impressive Capable of being impressed.
    • Impressive Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Napoleon took 14,000 French decrees and simplified them into a unified set of 7 laws. This was the first time in modern history that a nation's laws applied equally to all citizens. Napoleon's 7 laws are so impressive that by 1960 more than 70 governments had patterned their own laws after them or used them verbatim.
    • impressive Making or tending to make an impression; having the power of affecting or of exciting attention and feeling; adapted to touch the feelings or the conscience: as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
    • impressive Capable of being impressed; susceptible; impressible.
    • impressive Synonyms Moving, stirring, affecting, touching, powerful.
    • impressive In psychology, directed inward; producing an internal effect, or carrying a meaning for the subject of the experience: opposed to expressive. See method of expression .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression
    • adj Impressive capable of making an impression on the mind: solemn
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Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.”
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.”
  • Walter Bagehot
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    “What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.”
  • Miss Manners
    Miss Manners
    “It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. impressif,

Usage

In literature:

Here the natural world made its deepest impression on me.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
To avoid this an impression of the work was taken in clay, from which a sulphur cast was made.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
The lesson hour which left so false an impression of God in the child's mind did him lasting injury instead of good.
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts
There's something impressive about a relic if it's the relic of one thing.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
We may correct any such impression, by changing our point of view.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
At Escondidas, itself a miserable village, we were impressed by the mercantile spirit of these indians.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
You have then impressed it on your mind by means of vocal, auditory, muscular and visual impressions.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The sixth Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
He left a deep impression with me.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He preached a good deal, and has, I think, left a very good impression.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The impression of subterfuge and caution he conveyed left his observer unsatisfied.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Sally was made conscious of this impression, and, in its way, that thrilled her too.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
The inking in was much easier, and hardly one quarter of the force was necessary for making impressions.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
But I was young at that time, and the impression became gradually weakened, as I mingled in the business of life.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
I feel it is the impression I must convey to either friend or stranger, an impression I shall always convey.
"This House to Let" by William Le Queux
Eighth edition, new impression, 184 illus.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
It was impressive to see the flag of the country fluttering from the gaffs of mainmasts.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
Do not grow impatient, for you are but learning to receive the impressions.
"Practical Mind-Reading" by William Walker Atkinson
Memory of Sense Impressions of course includes the impressions received from all of the five senses: sight; hearing; taste; touch; and smell.
"Memory" by William Walker Atkinson
For solidity and strength of character, forcefulness, and impressiveness of presence especially before a jury or an audience, the Hon.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In poetry:

Insult him not—his blackest crime
May, in his Maker's eye sublime,
In spite of all thy pride, be less
Than e'en thy daily waywardness;
Than many a sin and many a stain
Forgotten—and impress'd again.
"Blessings of Instruction" by John Bowring
I see thy graceful babes caress thee,
I mark thy wise, maternal care,
And sadly do the words impress me,
The magic words--that thou art fair.
I wonder that a tongue is found
To utter the unfeeling sound!
"Vignette - II" by Matilda Betham
His remains now rest in Westminster Abbey,
And his funeral was very impressive to see;
It was a very touching sight, I must confess,
Every class, from the Queen, paying a tribute to the poet's greatness.
"Death and Burial of Lord Tennyson" by William Topaz McGonagall
But that
To this impression my rash yielding heart,
Trusting the smoothness of the father's prate,
Opposed no more resistance. Fool--I sprang
A second time into the flame, and then
I wooed, and was denied.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
If he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause,
He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad;
If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause,
There's a popular impression he's a wad.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams
O matchless view, thus doubly fair,
Impress thy beauty on my heart,
That, when no longer really there,
I still may see thee as thou art!
Alas, that they should ever go,--
Those steps of light, those thrones of snow!
"Lake Como In Autumn" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

His many good lines appealed to undecided voters or responded to negative impressions.
After impressive wins over North Carolina State and Georgia State, optimism was high on Rocky Top heading into Saturday's SEC clash with Florida.
The couple, who met as students at Purdue University, chat with co-hosts Lara Logan and Charlie Rose about their first impressions of one another.
But Bennett performed impressively with the game on the line.
Version 3.2 Centralizes Measurement and Attribution of Clicks, Impressions across PPC, SEO and Display for Improved Media Efficiency.
These are his impressions of 'the greatest show' on earth.
These are his impressions of 'the greatest show' on.
His first impressions were good as he defeated Byron Black of Zimbabwe, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), yesterday.
All he had to do was go out to fundraisers and remind everyone how impressive the bin Laden raid was.
My Miss Aurelia impresses in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Obama, Maroney do 'not impressed' look.
Even McKayla Maroney was impressed.
This savoury pastry treat from The Modern Vegetarian is set to impress.
LOS ANGELES—The USC Trojans began their season with an impressive victory.
I have just about everything ready to go for our test flight tomorrow, so we'll get back to the various sections of this impressive warbird's build.
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In science:

We find that for all input parameter sets it is possible to have an impressive similarity with the results of the lattice data.
Investigation of Phase Diagram and Bulk Thermodynamic Properties using PNJL Model with Eight-Quark Interactions
However, comparison with Nτ = 4 lattice data gives us the impression that a continuum extrapolation may give a better match to our results for eight-quark interactions.
Investigation of Phase Diagram and Bulk Thermodynamic Properties using PNJL Model with Eight-Quark Interactions
Indeed, present optimal control strategies demonstrated an impressive control of quantum systems, ranging from optimization of NMR pulses to atomic and superconducting qubits , as well as the crossing of a quantum phase transition (QPT) in the analytically solvable quantum Ising model .
Optimal control technique for Many Body Quantum Systems dynamics
Computer vision may make progress - certainly new and impressive applications appear at a fairly steady rate.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Fundamentally interesting and especially non-trivial in terms of relaxation dynamics is the case of zero temperature intensively studied during last one and a half decade [3–17], with impressive recent experimental achievements [18–23].
Geometric Symmetries in Superfluid Vortex Dynamics
At the periphery of the Virgocentric flow (at about 30 Mpc) the force ratio is impressively large: FE /|FN | ≃ 20 − 37.
Dark energy domination in the Virgocentric flow
At first, the impression is that a severe signproblem and a very high-order expansion is the price for obtaining a set of approximations using series with infinite convergence radius.
Regularization of Diagrammatic Series with Zero Convergence Radius
Since an impressive develop is taking place in the GPU technology, it makes sense to explore GPU performances not only for graphics, but also for other applications.
cuInspiral: prototype gravitational waves detection pipeline fully coded on GPU using CUDA
Actually the two most important ground-based gravitational-wave (GW) detectors had completed long science data taking, with a very impressive sensitivity close to their design performance[1, 2].
cuInspiral: prototype gravitational waves detection pipeline fully coded on GPU using CUDA
Given a vector length of 220 , CB signal source [1.4, 1.4]M s and sample rate of 4kH z , the cuInspiral pipeline is completely processed in: pipeline time/template = 28ms (average time) This is a very impressive result, if compared to the actual pipeline performances.
cuInspiral: prototype gravitational waves detection pipeline fully coded on GPU using CUDA
In order to obtain an impression of how the growth rates change with ρ and T , we show in Fig. 3 the fastest growth rate γ0 as we move away from the phase point explored in Fig. 2, either at constant T (upper panel) or constant ρ (lower panel), as indicated in Fig. 1.
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
On the other hand, a piezoelectric element shunted with a resistor and an inductor parallels a damped vibration absorber: its performance is impressive, but its effectiveness is narrow-band and its technical implementation is involved.
Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation
This science is still impressive, however, even for a modest-size telescope.
Astronomy in Antarctica
While impressive, such computer evidence should be interpreted cautiously.
About functions where function input describes inner working of the function
Impressive emission-line imaging and integral-field spectroscopic datasets were presented in various talks and posters.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
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