- the process or result of printing from type, plates, etc.
- a printed copy from type, a plate, an engraved block, etc.
- one of a number of printings made at different times from the same set of type, without alteration (distinguished from edition).
- the total number of copies of a book, pamphlet, etc., printed at one time from one setting of type or from one set of plates.
Origin of impression
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- the act, process, or result of printing from type, plates, etc
- one of a number of printings of a publication printed from the same setting of type with no or few alterationsCompare edition (def. 2)
- the total number of copies of a publication printed at one time
late 14c., "mark produced by pressure," also "image produced in the mind or emotions," from Old French impression "print, stamp; a pressing on the mind," from Latin impressionem (nominative impressio) "onset, attack," figuratively "perception," literally "a pressing into," from imprimere (see impress). Meaning "act or process of indenting" is early 15c.; that of "printing of a number of copies" is from 1570s. Meaning "belief, vague notion" (as in under the impression) is from 1610s.
see make an impression under the impression.