impinge on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v impinge on hit against; come into sudden contact with "The car hit a tree","He struck the table with his elbow"
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Usage

In literature:

The word that did impinge on his consciousness did so with a shock.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
On one side of this glade the river impinged, its bank being almost a tangent line to it.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Constant observation showed no advance; if anything the edge of the grass impinging directly on the salt was sullenly retreating.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Their low conversation impinged on Harris's ears, and was transmitted to Houston's mind.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It approached end-on to where I stood, and at last impinged.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
To turn aside or quit the original direction, as a shot does from accidentally impinging on a hard substance.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The result of allowing the cold part of the flame to impinge on the tube is observable in fig.
"Gas and Oil Engines, Simply Explained" by Walter C. Runciman
The wood ended presently, and he found himself in a field with woods on all three sides, except that on which the swamp impinged.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathic sense.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
In later specimens, however, the attempt was made to keep the perforations from impinging on the printed portion.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
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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:

Amendment won't impinge on religion.
Same-sex marriage wouldn't impinge on churches.
Hammertoes Impinging On Woman's Routine.
The American gun lobby is worried that mounting concern over gun violence in the rest of the world could result in regulations that would impinge on gun owners in the United States and on the American gun trade.
The sole purpose of an Objectivist state is to prevent individuals from impinging on each other's freedom.
" what I think to be the most brazen and threatening characteristics of our culture, things we hate, but which are also so powerful in their impingement on us," Roy Lichtenstein told Arts News in 1963.
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.
In pinch turning (also called balanced turning), two opposing, single-point turning tools impinge on the workpiece from opposite sides, thus " pinching " the workpiece in between.
Even though he's pro-technology, a physician laments how using an EMR can impinge on the doctor-patient relationship.
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In science:

The Neutrino Factory is seen as a promising first machine for testing ideas for a muon collider,18 and thus has attracted interest beyond the neutrino community. A beam enriched in ντ can be produced by impinging very high energy protons on a target to produce Ds -mesons which are sufficiently massive to decay to τ ντ .
Neutrino Experiments
The decay-at-rest (DAR) beam was produced by impinging 800 MeV protons on a beam dump.
Neutrino Experiments
Other backgrounds include synchrotron radiation, muons produced upstream of the IR when beam tails impinge on collimators, and neutrons created by the absorption of beamstrahlung photons and pairs on beamline elements.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) detect the Cherenkov light from extensive air showers (EAS) initiated by very high energy (VHE) γ -rays impinging on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site
Imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) aim at the detection of Cherenkov light from extensive air showers (EAS) initiated by very high energy (VHE) γ rays impinging on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site
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