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IMP
International Match Point. * * *
imp gal
imp gal abbrev. imperial gallon(s) * * *
Imp.
1. Emperor. [ < L Imperator] 2. Empress. [ < L Imperatrix] * * *
imp.
1. imperative. 2. imperfect. 3. imperial. 4. impersonal. 5. implement. 6. import. 7. important. 8. imported. 9. importer. 10. imprimatur. 11. in the first place. [ < L ...
imp. gal.
imperial gallon. * * *
impact
n. /im"pakt/; v. /im pakt"/, n. 1. the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision: The impact of the colliding cars broke the windshield. 2. an impinging: ...
impact crater
Astron., Geol. crater (def. 2). [1890-95] * * * ▪ landform Introduction       any feature on the continents that has been created by the impact of cosmic bodies ...
impact extrusion
Metalworking. an extrusion process in which a slug of cold metal in a shallow die cavity is formed by the action of a rapidly moving punch that forces the metal through the die ...
impact injury
▪ trauma       the damage caused by the collision of a body with a moving or stationary object. Impact injuries can occur in any accident involving moving vehicles, such ...
impact parameter
(in nuclear physics) the perpendicular distance from the original center of a set of scattering particles to the original line of motion of a particle being scattered. * * *
impact test
Test of the ability of a material to withstand impact, used by engineers to predict its behaviour under actual conditions. Many materials fail suddenly under impact, at flaws, ...
impact wrench
an electric or pneumatic power wrench with interchangeable toolhead attachments, used for installing and removing nuts, bolts, and screws. Also called impacter, impactor. * * *
impacted
/im pak"tid/, adj. 1. tightly or immovably wedged in. 2. Dentistry. noting a tooth so confined in its socket as to be incapable of normal eruption. 3. driven together; tightly ...
impacter
/im pak"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that impacts. 2. See impact wrench. Also, impactor. [1915-20; IMPACT + -ER1] * * *
impaction
/im pak"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of impacting. 2. the state of being impacted; close fixation. 3. Dentistry. the condition in which a tooth is impacted. [1730-40; < LL ...
impactite
/im pak"tuyt, im"pak tuyt'/, n. a glassy or crystalline material composed of slag and meteoric materials, produced by the impact of a meteorite striking the earth. [1935-40; ...
impactive
/im pak"tiv/, adj. 1. caused by impact: impactive pain. 2. compelling or impressive: He was deeply moved by the impactive force of the performance. [1930-35; IMPACT + -IVE] * * *
impactstructure
impact structure n. A large geologic structure, such as a crater or astrobleme, created by the violent collision between a planet and a space projectile such as a comet or ...
impactzone
impact zone n. The spot on a wave where the water is just about to collapse and explode, entailing the greatest opportunity and danger for a surfer. * * *
impair
—impairable, adj. —impairer, n. —impairment, n. /im pair"/, v.t. 1. to make or cause to become worse; diminish in ability, value, excellence, etc.; weaken or damage: to ...
impaired
/im paird"/, adj. 1. weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge. 2. functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in ...
impairment
See impair. * * *
impala
/im pal"euh, -pah"leuh/, n., pl. impalas, (esp. collectively) impala. an African antelope, Aepyceros melampus, the male of which has ringed, lyre-shaped horns. [1870-75; < Zulu, ...
impale
—impaler, n. —impalement, n. /im payl"/, v.t., impaled, impaling. 1. to fasten, stick, or fix upon a sharpened stake or the like. 2. to pierce with a sharpened stake thrust ...
impalement
See impale. * * *
impaler
See impalement. * * *
impalpability
See impalpable. * * *
impalpable
—impalpability, n. —impalpably, adv. /im pal"peuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not palpable; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible. 2. difficult for the mind to ...
impalpably
See impalpability. * * *
impanation
/im'peuh nay"sheuhn/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are in the bread and wine after consecration. [1540-50; < ML impanation- (s. of impanatio), equiv. ...
impanel
—impanelment, n. /im pan"l/, v.t., impaneled, impaneling or (esp. Brit.) impanelled, impanelling. 1. to enter on a panel or list for jury duty. 2. to select (a jury) from the ...
impanelment
See impanel. * * *
impar
/im"pahr/, adj. Anat. unpaired; azygous. [1375-1425 for earlier n. sense "odd number," 1525-35 for current sense; late ME < L impar unequal. See IM-2, PAR] * * *
imparadise
/im par"euh duys'/, v.t., imparadised, imparadising. to enrapture. [1585-95; IM-1 + PARADISE] * * *
imparipinnate
/im par'euh pin"ayt/, adj. Bot. odd-pinnate. [1840-50; < NL imparipinnatus. See IMPAR, -I-, PINNATE] * * *
imparisyllabic
/im par'euh si lab"ik/, adj. (of a noun) not composed of the same number of syllables in all of its inflected forms, as Latin corpus, corporis. [1720-30; IMPAR + -I- + ...
imparity
/im par"i tee/, n., pl. imparities. lack of parity or equality; disparity, difference, or inequality. [1555-65; < LL imparitas. See IM-2, PARITY1] * * *
impark
—imparkation, n. /im pahrk"/, v.t. 1. to enclose or shut up, as in a park. 2. to enclose (land) as a park. [1275-1325; ME < AF emparker. See IM-1, PARK] * * *
imparl
/im pahrl"/, v.i. Law. to confer with the opposing party in a lawsuit with a view to settling the dispute amicably, out of court. [1425-75; late ME emparlen < MF emparler, equiv. ...
imparlance
/im pahr"leuhns/, n. Law. 1. an extension of time granted to one party in a lawsuit to plead or to settle the dispute amicably. 2. a request for, or the permission granting, such ...
impart
—impartable, adj. —impartation, impartment, n. —imparter, n. /im pahrt"/, v.t. 1. to make known; tell; relate; disclose: to impart a secret. 2. to give; bestow; ...
impartial
—impartiality /im pahr'shee al"i tee/, impartialness, n. —impartially, adv. /im pahr"sheuhl/, adj. not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge. [1585-95; IM-2 + ...
impartiality
See impartial. * * *
impartially
See impartiality. * * *
impartialness
See impartiality. * * *
impartibility
See impartible. * * *
impartible
—impartibility, n. —impartibly, adv. /im pahr"teuh beuhl/, adj. not partible; indivisible. [1350-1400; ME < LL impartibilis indivisible. See IM-2, PARTIBLE] * * *
impartibly
See impartibility. * * *
impassability
See impassable. * * *
impassable
—impassability, impassableness, n. —impassably, adv. /im pas"euh beuhl, -pah"seuh-/, adj. 1. not passable; not allowing passage over, through, along, etc.: Heavy snow made ...
impassableness
See impassability. * * *
impassably
See impassability. * * *
impasse
/im"pas, im pas"/, n. 1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock. 2. a road or way that has no outlet; cul-de-sac. [1850-55; < F, equiv. to im- IM-2 + ...
impassibility
See impassible. * * *
impassible
—impassibility, impassibleness, n. —impassibly, adv. /im pas"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of suffering pain. 2. incapable of suffering harm. 3. incapable of emotion; ...
impassibleness
See impassibility. * * *
impassibly
See impassibility. * * *
impassion
/im pash"euhn/, v.t. to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite. [1585-95; < It impassionare. See IM-1, PASSION] * * *
impassionate
—impassionately, adv. /im pash"euh nit/, adj. filled with passion; impassioned. [1595-1605; IMPASSION + -ATE1] * * *
impassioned
—impassionedly, adv. —impassionedness, n. /im pash"euhnd/, adj. filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent. [1595-1605; IMPASSION + -ED2] Syn. emotional, ...
impassive
—impassively, adv. —impassiveness, impassivity /im'pa siv"i tee/, n. /im pas"iv/, adj. 1. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved. 2. calm; serene. 3. unconscious; insensible. 4. ...
impassively
See impassive. * * *
impassiveness
See impassively. * * *
impassivity
See impassively. * * *
impaste
—impastation /im'pa stay"sheuhn/, n. /im payst"/, v.t., impasted, impasting. Obs. to cover with or enclose in a paste. [1540-50; < It impastare. See IM-1, PASTE] * * *
impasto
/im pas"toh, -pah"stoh/, n. Painting. 1. the laying on of paint thickly. 2. the paint so laid on. 3. enamel or slip applied to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low ...
impatience
/im pay"sheuhns/, n. 1. lack of patience. 2. eager desire for relief or change; restlessness. 3. intolerance of anything that thwarts, delays, or hinders. [1175-1225; ME ...
impatiens
/im pay"sheuhnz/, n., pl. impatiens. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Impatiens, of the balsam family, having irregular flowers in which the calyx and corolla are ...
impatient
—impatiently, adv. —impatientness, n. /im pay"sheuhnt/, adj. 1. not patient; not accepting delay, opposition, pain, etc., with calm or patience. 2. indicating lack of ...
impatiently
See impatient. * * *
impawn
/im pawn"/, v.t. Archaic. to put in pawn; pledge. [1590-1600; IM-1 + PAWN1] * * *
impeach
—impeacher, n. /im peech"/, v.t. 1. to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office. 2. Chiefly Law. to challenge the credibility of: to ...
impeachability
See impeachable. * * *
impeachable
—impeachability, n. /im pee"cheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. making one subject to impeachment, as misconduct in office. 2. liable to be impeached. [1495-1505; IMPEACH + -ABLE] * * *
impeacher
See impeach. * * *
impeachment
/im peech"meuhnt/, n. 1. the impeaching of a public official before an appropriate tribunal. 2. (in Congress or a state legislature) the presentation of formal charges against a ...
impearl
/im perrl"/, v.t. 1. to form into drops resembling pearls. 2. to adorn with pearls or pearllike drops. [1580-90; IM-1 + PEARL1; cf. F emperler] * * *
impeccability
See impeccable. * * *
impeccable
—impeccability, n. —impeccably, adv. /im pek"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. faultless; flawless; irreproachable: impeccable manners. 2. not liable to sin; incapable of sin. [1525-35; < ...
impeccably
See impeccability. * * *
impeccant
impeccant [im pek′ənt] adj. 〚< L in-, not + peccans, prp. of peccare, to sin〛 free from sin or wrong; blameless impeccancy [im pek′ən sē] n. * * *
impecuniosity
See impecuniously. * * *
impecunious
—impecuniously, adv. —impecuniousness, impecuniosity /im'pi kyooh'nee os"i tee/, n. /im'pi kyooh"nee euhs/, adj. having little or no money; penniless; poor. [1590-1600; IM-2 ...
impecuniously
See impecunious. * * *
impecuniousness
See impecuniously. * * *
impedance
/im peed"ns/, n. 1. Elect. the total opposition to alternating current by an electric circuit, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the resistance and reactance ...
impedance matching
Elect. the technique of choosing or adjusting electric circuits and components so that the impedance of the load is equal to the internal impedance of the power source, thereby ...
impedancematching
impedance matching n. The use of electric circuits, transmission lines, and other devices to make the impedance of a load equal to the internal impedance of the source of power, ...
impede
—impeder, n. —impedibility /im pee'deuh bil"i tee, -ped'euh-/, n. —impedible, adj. —impedingly, adv. /im peed"/, v.t., impeded, impeding. to retard in movement or ...
impeder
See impede. * * *
impediment
—impedimental /im ped'euh men"tl/, impedimentary, adj. /im ped"euh meuhnt/, n. 1. obstruction; hindrance; obstacle. 2. any physical defect that impedes normal or easy speech; a ...
impedimenta
/im ped'euh men"teuh/, n.pl. baggage or other things that retard one's progress, as supplies carried by an army: the impedimenta of the weekend skier. [1590-1600; < L, pl. of ...
impedimental
See impediment. * * *
impedimentary
See impedimental. * * *
impel
/im pel"/, v.t., impelled, impelling. 1. to drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action. 2. to drive or cause to move onward; propel; impart motion ...
impellent
/im pel"euhnt/, adj. 1. impelling: an impellent power; an impellent cause. n. 2. something that impels; an impelling agency or force. [1610-20; < L impellent- (s. of impellens), ...
impeller
/im pel"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that impels. 2. a rotor for transmitting motion, as in a centrifugal pump, blower, turbine, or fluid coupling. [1675-85; IMPEL + -ER1] * * *
impend
/im pend"/, v.i. 1. to be imminent; be about to happen. 2. to threaten or menace: He felt that danger impended. 3. Archaic. to hang or be suspended; overhang (usually fol. by ...
impendence
See impendent. * * *
impendent
—impendence, impendency, n. /im pen"deuhnt/, adj. impending. [1585-95; < L impendent- s. of impendens prp. of impendere to hang over, threaten. See IMPEND, -ENT] * * *
impending
/im pen"ding/, adj. 1. about to happen; imminent: their impending marriage. 2. imminently threatening or menacing: an impending storm. 3. Archaic. overhanging. [1675-85; IMPEND + ...
impenetrability
/im pen'i treuh bil"i tee, im'pen-/, n. 1. the state or quality of being impenetrable. 2. Physics. that property of matter by virtue of which two bodies cannot occupy the same ...
impenetrable
—impenetrableness, n. —impenetrably, adv. /im pen"i treuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not penetrable; that cannot be penetrated, pierced, entered, etc. 2. inaccessible to ideas, ...
impenetrableness
See impenetrable. * * *
impenetrably
See impenetrableness. * * *
impenitence
See impenitent. * * *
impenitent
—impenitence, impenitency, impenitentness, n. —impenitently, adv. /im pen"i teuhnt/, adj. not feeling regret about one's sin or sins; obdurate. [1525-35; < LL impaenitent- ...
impenitently
See impenitence. * * *
imper
imper abbrev. imperative * * *
imper.
imperative. * * *
imperatival
—imperativally, adv. /im per'euh tuy"veuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the grammatical imperative. [1870-75; IMPERATIVE + -AL1] * * *
imperative
—imperatively, adv. —imperativeness, n. /im per"euh tiv/, adj. 1. absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable: It is imperative that we leave. 2. of the nature of or ...
imperatively
See imperative. * * *
imperativeness
See imperatively. * * *
imperator
—imperatorial /im per'euh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —imperatorially, adv. —imperatorship, n. /im'peuh rah"teuhr, -rah"tawr, -ray"teuhr/, n. 1. an absolute or supreme ...
imperatorial
See imperator. * * *
Imperatriz
Im·per·a·triz (ĭm-pĕrʹä-trĭs) A city of northeast Brazil on the Tocantins River south-southeast of Belém. Population: 276,440. * * *
imperceptibility
See imperceptible. * * *
imperceptible
—imperceptibility, imperceptibleness, n. —imperceptibly, adv. /im'peuhr sep"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. very slight, gradual, or subtle: the imperceptible slope of the road. 2. not ...
imperceptibleness
See imperceptibility. * * *
imperceptibly
See imperceptibility. * * *
imperception
/im'peuhr sep"sheuhn/, n. lack of perception. [1655-65; IM-2 + PERCEPTION] * * *
imperceptive
—imperceptivity, imperceptiveness, n. /im'peuhr sep"tiv/, adj. not perceptive; lacking perception. [1655-65; IM-2 + PERCEPTIVE] * * *
imperceptiveness
See imperceptive. * * *
imperceptivity
See imperceptiveness. * * *
impercipient
—impercipience, n. /im'peuhr sip"ee euhnt/, adj. lacking perception; imperceptive. [1805-15; IM-2 + PERCIPIENT] * * *
imperf
imperf abbrev. imperfect * * *
imperf.
imperfect. * * *
imperfect
—imperfectly, adv. —imperfectness, n. /im perr"fikt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision. 2. not perfect; lacking ...
imperfect contrition.
See under contrition (def. 2). * * *
imperfect flower
imperfect flower n. a unisexual flower with only stamens or only pistils * * *
imperfect fungus
a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti. [1890-95] * * *
imperfect rhyme
Pros. See slant rhyme. * * *
imperfect stage
Mycol. a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which either no spores or asexual spores, as conidia, are produced. [1890-95] * * *
imperfectfungus
imperfect fungus n. Any of various fungi of the order Fungi Imperfecti, which reproduce only by asexual means. * * *
imperfectible
—imperfectibility, n. /im'peuhr fek"teuh beuhl/, adj. that cannot be perfected. [1865-70; IM-2 + PERFECTIBLE] * * *
imperfection
/im'peuhr fek"sheuhn/, n. 1. an imperfect detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections. 2. the quality or condition of being imperfect. [1350-1400; ME imperfeccio(u)n < LL ...
imperfective
/im'peuhr fek"tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference. n. 2. the ...
imperfectly
See imperfect. * * *
imperfectness
See imperfectly. * * *
imperforate
—imperforation, n. /im perr"feuhr it, -feuh rayt'/, adj. 1. Also, imperforated. not perforate; having no perforation. 2. Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) ...
Imperia
/eem pe"rddyah/, n. a seaport in NW Italy. 41,874. * * * ▪ Italy  town, Liguria regione, northwestern Italy. It lies on that part of the Riviera di Ponente known as the ...
imperial
imperial1 —imperially, adv. —imperialness, n. /im pear"ee euhl/, adj. 1. of, like, or pertaining to an empire. 2. of, like, or pertaining to an emperor or empress. 3. ...
Imperial Beach
a city in SW California, near San Diego. 22,689. * * *
Imperial bushel.
See under bushel1 (def. 1). * * *
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
▪ British corporation (ICI),         major British corporation that was founded in 1926 as Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. to amalgamate four major British chemical ...
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI)
Major British chemical corporation. It was founded in 1926 as Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. to amalgamate four major British chemical companies. Between World Wars I and II, ...
imperial city
▪ Holy Roman Empire also called  Free Imperial City,  German  Reichsstadt, or Freie Reichsstadt,         any of the cities and towns of the Holy Roman Empire that ...
Imperial College
▪ college, London, United Kingdom       institution of higher learning in London. It is one of the leading research colleges or universities in England. Its main campus ...
Imperial College London
(also Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) a leading British college for the study of science, in South Kensington, London. It was established in 1907 as part of ...
Imperial Conferences
Periodic meetings held between 1907 and 1937 by the dominions within the British Empire and later the Commonwealth. Convened to discuss mutual defense and economic issues, they ...
Imperial Crown
▪ crown of Holy Roman emperor also called  Crown Of Charlemagne,         crown created in the 10th century for coronations of the Holy Roman emperors. Although made ...
imperial eagle
a brown eagle, Aquila heliaca, of Asia and southern Europe: the subspecies A. heliaca adalberti is endangered. * * *
imperial gallon
a British gallon equivalent to 11/5 U.S. gallons, or 277.42 cubic inches. [1830-40] * * *
imperial jade
transparent jadeite of gem quality; a true jade. Also called gem jade. * * *
imperial moth
a yellow moth, Eacles imperialis, having a diagonal band of pinkish brown or purple: the hairy larvae feed on the leaves of hickory, oak, etc. [1900-05] * * *
imperial preference
▪ economics       historically, a commercial arrangement in which preferential rates (i.e., rates below the general level of an established tariff) were granted to one ...
imperial presidency
(sometimes caps.) a U.S. presidency that is characterized by greater power than the Constitution allows. [1970-75] * * *
imperial system
the traditional system of weights and measures in Britain which is gradually being replaced by the metric system. Customary measure used in the US is similar to the imperial ...
Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC
▪ British corporation       one of the world's largest international tobacco companies and the leading British manufacturer of tobacco products, including Player and ...
Imperial Valley
an irrigated agricultural region in SE California, adjacent to Mexico, formerly a part of the Colorado Desert: it is largely below sea level and contains the Salton Sink. * * ...
Imperial War Museum
a large museum in Lambeth, London, founded in 1917. It shows the history of the wars Britain has fought in since 1914 and life during wartime and has a reference library of ...
imperialism
—imperialist, n., adj. —imperialistic, adj. —imperialistically, adv. /im pear"ee euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation ...
imperialist
See imperialism. * * *
imperialistic
See imperialist. * * *
imperialistically
See imperialist. * * *
imperially
See imperial. * * *
imperialmoth
imperial moth n. A large New World moth (Eacles imperialis) having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings. * * *
ImperialValley
Im·pe·ri·al Valley (ĭm-pîrʹē-əl) A fertile, irrigated region of southeast California and northeast Baja California, Mexico. Mostly below sea level, it includes the ...
imperil
—imperilment, n. /im per"euhl/, v.t., imperiled, imperiling or (esp. Brit.) imperilled, imperilling. to put in peril or danger; endanger. [1590-1600; IM-1 + PERIL] Syn. risk, ...
imperilment
See imperil. * * *
Imperio Argentina
▪ 2004 Magdalena Nile del Rio        Argentine-born Spanish actress and singer (b. Dec. 26, 1906, Buenos Aires, Arg.—d. Aug. 22, 2003, Benalmádena, Spain), was one of ...
imperious
—imperiously, adv. —imperiousness, n. /im pear"ee euhs/, adj. 1. domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing: an imperious manner; an imperious person. 2. ...
imperiously
See imperious. * * *
imperiousness
See imperiously. * * *
imperishability
See imperishable. * * *
imperishable
—imperishability, imperishableness, n. —imperishably, adv. /im per"i sheuh beuhl/, adj. not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring. [1640-50; IM-2 + PERISHABLE] * * *
imperishableness
See imperishability. * * *
imperishably
See imperishability. * * *
imperium
/im pear"ee euhm/, n., pl. imperia /-pear"ee euh/, imperiums. 1. command; supreme power. 2. area of dominion; sphere of control or monopoly; empire. 3. a nation having or ...
impermanence
See impermanent. * * *
impermanency
See impermanence. * * *
impermanent
—impermanence, impermanency, n. —impermanently, adv. /im perr"meuh neuhnt/, adj. not permanent or enduring; transitory. [1645-55; IM-2 + PERMANENT] Syn. fleeting, temporary, ...
impermeability
See impermeable. * * *
impermeable
—impermeability, impermeableness, n. —impermeably, adv. /im perr"mee euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not permeable; impassable. 2. Chem., Geol. (of porous substances, rocks, etc.) not ...
impermeableness
See impermeability. * * *
impermeably
See impermeability. * * *
impermissibility
See impermissible. * * *
impermissible
—impermissibility, n. /im'peuhr mis"euh beuhl/, adj. not permissible or allowable; unallowable. [1855-60; IM-2 + PERMISSIBLE] * * *
impermissibly
See impermissibility. * * *
impers.
impersonal. * * *
impersonal
—impersonally, adv. /im perr"seuh nl/, adj. 1. not personal; without reference or connection to a particular person: an impersonal remark. 2. having no personality; devoid of ...
impersonalism
/im perr"seuh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. the practice of maintaining impersonal relations with individuals or groups. 2. impersonality. [1895-1900; IMPERSONAL + -ISM] * * *
impersonality
/im perr'seuh nal"i tee/, n., pl. impersonalities for 6. 1. absence of human character or of the traits associated with the human character: He feared the impersonality of a ...
impersonalization
See impersonalize. * * *
impersonalize
—impersonalization, n. /im perr"seuh nl uyz'/, v.t., impersonalized, impersonalizing. to make impersonal: The dial system impersonalized the telephone. Also, esp. Brit., ...
impersonally
See impersonality. * * *
impersonate
—impersonation, n. v. /im perr"seuh nayt'/; adj. /im perr"seuh nit, -nayt'/, v., impersonated, impersonating, adj. v.t. 1. to assume the character or appearance of; pretend to ...
impersonation
See impersonate. * * *
impersonator
/im perr"seuh nay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who pretends to be another. 2. an actor who impersonates specific persons or types of persons as a form of entertainment. 3. See female ...
impertinence
/im perr"tn euhns/, n. 1. unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence. 2. impertinent quality or action. 3. something impertinent, as an act or statement. 4. an impertinent ...
impertinency
/im perr"tn euhn see/, n., pl. impertinencies. impertinence. [1580-90; < ML impertinentia. See IMPERTINENT, -ENCY] * * *
impertinent
—impertinently, adv. —impertinentness, n. /im perr"tn euhnt/, adj. 1. intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil: a brash, impertinent ...
impertinently
See impertinent. * * *
imperturbability
See imperturbable. * * *
imperturbable
—imperturbability, imperturbableness, n. —imperturbably, adv. /im'peuhr terr"beuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being upset or agitated; not easily excited; calm: imperturbable ...
imperturbableness
See imperturbability. * * *
imperturbably
See imperturbability. * * *
imperturbation
/im'peuhr teuhr bay"sheuhn/, n. freedom from perturbation; tranquillity; calmness. [1640-50; < LL imperturbation- (s. of imperturbatio). See IM-2, PERTURBATION] * * *
impervious
—imperviously, adv. —imperviousness, n. /im perr"vee euhs/, adj. 1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain. 2. incapable of being ...
imperviously
See impervious. * * *
imperviousness
See imperviously. * * *
impetigenous
See impetigo. * * *
impetigo
—impetiginous /im'pi tij"euh neuhs/, adj. /im'pi tuy"goh/, n. Pathol. a contagious skin disease, esp. of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a ...
impetrate
—impetration, n. —impetrative, impetratory /im"pi treuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —impetrator, n. /im"pi trayt'/, v.t., impetrated, impetrating. 1. to obtain by entreaty. 2. ...
impetuosity
/im pech'ooh os"i tee/, n., pl. impetuosities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being impetuous. 2. an impetuous action. [1575-85; < LL impetuos(us) IMPETUOUS + -ITY] * * *
impetuous
—impetuously, adv. —impetuousness, n. /im pech"ooh euhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive: an impetuous ...
impetuously
See impetuous. * * *
impetuousness
See impetuously. * * *
impetus
/im"pi teuhs/, n., pl. impetuses. 1. a moving force; impulse; stimulus: The grant for building the opera house gave impetus to the city's cultural life. 2. (broadly) the momentum ...
impf
impf abbrev. imperfect * * *
impf.
imperfect. * * *
Imphal
/imp"hul/, n. a city in and the capital of Manipur state, in NE India. 100,605. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 217,275), capital of Manipur state, northeastern India. Located ...
impi
/im"pee/, n., pl. impies, impis. (in South African history) a unit of Zulu warriors; regiment. [1875-80; < Zulu: impi, armed force, battle] * * *
impiety
/im puy"i tee/, n., pl. impieties. 1. lack of piety; lack of reverence for God or sacred things; irreverence. 2. lack of dutifulness or respect. 3. an impious act, practice, ...
impinge
—impingent, adj. —impinger, n. —impingement, n. /im pinj"/, v., impinged, impinging. v.i. 1. to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually fol. by on or upon): ...
impingement
See impinge. * * *
impinger
See impingement. * * *
impious
—impiously, adv. —impiousness, n. /im"pee euhs, im puy"-/, adj. 1. not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly. 2. ...
impiously
See impious. * * *
impiousness
See impiously. * * *
impish
—impishly, adv. —impishness, n. /im"pish/, adj. 1. mischievous. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an imp. [1645-55; IMP + -ISH1] * * *
impishly
See impish. * * *
impishness
See impishly. * * *
impitoyable
im·pi·toy·a·ble (ăɴ-pē-toi-äʹblə) n. A large wine-tasting glass configured so as to enhance taste and amplify aroma.   [French, pitiless, from Old French : in-, not ...
implacability
See implacable. * * *
implacable
—implacability, implacableness, n. —implacably, adv. /im plak"euh beuhl, -play"keuh-/, adj. not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable ...
implacableness
See implacability. * * *
implacably
See implacability. * * *
implacental
/im'pleuh sen"tl/, adj. 1. Zool. having no placenta, as a monotreme or marsupial. n. 2. an implacental mammal. Also, implacentate /im'pleuh sen"tayt/. [1830-40; IM-2 + ...
implant
—implanter, n. v. /im plant", -plahnt"/; n. /im"plant', -plahnt'/, v.t. 1. to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child's mind. 2. to plant securely. 3. Med. to ...
implantable
/im plan"teuh beuhl, -plahn"-/, adj. 1. capable of being implanted. 2. pertaining to a device, as a micropump or porous polymer membrane, for surgical insertion under the skin ...
implantation
/im'plan tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of implanting. 2. the state of being implanted. 3. Pathol. a. the movement of cells to a new region. b. metastasis, when spontaneous. 4. Med. ...
implantology
—implantologist, n. /im'plan tol"euh jee/, n. the branch of dentistry dealing with the permanent implantation or attachment of artificial teeth in the jaw. [IMPLANT + -O- + ...
implausibility
See implausible. * * *
implausible
—implausibility, implausibleness, n. —implausibly, adv. /im plaw"zeuh beuhl/, adj. not plausible; not having the appearance of truth or credibility: an implausible ...
implausibly
See implausibility. * * *
implead
—impleadable, adj. /im pleed"/, v.t., impleaded, impleading. 1. to sue in a court of law. 2. to bring (a new party) into an action because he or she is or may be liable to the ...
impleader
/im plee"deuhr/, n. Law. a procedural method by which an original party to an action may bring in and make a claim against a third party in connection with the claim made against ...
implement
—implementable, adj. —implemental, adj. —implementation, n. —implementer, implementor, n. n. /im"pleuh meuhnt/; v. /im"pleuh ment', -meuhnt/, n. 1. any article used in ...
implementation
See implement. * * *
implementer
See implementation. * * *
implementor
See implementation. * * *
impletion
impletion [im plē′shən] n. 〚LL(Ec) impletio < pp. of L implere: see IMPLEMENT〛 Rare a filling or being filled * * *
implicate
/im"pli kayt'/, v.t., implicated, implicating. 1. to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime. 2. to imply as a necessary ...
implication
—implicational, adj. /im'pli kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. something implied or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood: to resent an implication of dishonesty. 2. the act of ...
implicative
—implicatively, adv. /im"pli kay'tiv, im plik"euh tiv/, adj. tending to implicate or imply; characterized by or involving implication. [1580-90; IMPLICATE + -IVE] * * *
implicatively
See implicative. * * *
implicatory
/im"pli keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. implicative. [1635-45; IMPLICATE + -ORY1] * * *
implicature
/im"pli keuh cheuhr/, n. Philos., Ling. potential inference that is not logical entailment. Cf. conversational implicature. [IMPLICATE + -URE] * * *
implicit
—implicitly, adv. —implicitness, implicity, n. /im plis"it/, adj. 1. implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement. 2. unquestioning or unreserved; absolute: ...
implicit differentiation
Math. a method of finding the derivative of an implicit function by taking the derivative of each term with respect to the independent variable while keeping the derivative of ...
implicit function
implicit function n. the mathematical rule or function which permits computation of one variable directly from another when an equation relating both variables is given (Ex.: y ...


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