What is impact?

  • (verb): Press or wedge together; pack together.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on impact:

Timeline For The Day Of The September 11 Attacks - Significant Events - 10:00 A.m.
... Due to the destruction of the gypsum-encased stairwells on the impact floors (most skyscraper stairwells are encased in reinforced concrete), no one who was above ... Tower collapses 1 hour, 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11, meaning the building had burned during the whole duration of the attacks ...
Wrench - Types
... power impact wrench/impact driver Rattle gun/impact driver A compressed air (pneumatic) powered wrench commonly used in car garages and workshops to tighten and ...
United Airlines Flight 232 - Chronology of The Flight
... would provide some shock absorption on impact ... The tail section broke off from the force of the impact, and the rest of the aircraft bounced several times, shedding the landing gear and engine nacelles and breaking the fuselage into several main ... On the final impact, the right wing was sheared off and the main part of the aircraft skidded sideways, rolled over on to its back, and slid to a stop upside-d ...
Narmada River - Early Background and Dispute
... It also rejected the environmental impact assessments made and the remedial actions taken by the project authorities ... in the Narmada Basin on environment impact studies and mitigation programmes ... that construction of the dam will result in there being an adverse ecological impact there is no reason to conclude that the Environmental Sub-group is not functioning effectively ...

More definitions of "impact":

  • (noun): The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.
    Synonyms: shock
  • (noun): A forceful consequence; a strong effect.
    Example: "The book had an important impact on my thinking"
    Synonyms: wallop
  • (noun): The striking of one body against another.

Famous quotes containing the word impact:

    As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice—there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community. To discover how scientific revolutions are effected, we shall therefore have to examine not only the impact of nature and of logic, but also the techniques of persuasive argumentation effective within the quite special groups that constitute the community of scientists.
    Thomas S. Kuhn (b. 1922)

    Conquest is the missionary of valour, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)

    Television does not dominate or insist, as movies do. It is not sensational, but taken for granted. Insistence would destroy it, for its message is so dire that it relies on being the background drone that counters silence. For most of us, it is something turned on and off as we would the light. It is a service, not a luxury or a thing of choice.
    David Thomson, U.S. film historian. America in the Dark: The Impact of Hollywood Films on American Culture, ch. 8, William Morrow (1977)