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In western philosophy, David Hume uses the word "impression" as he defines it in An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding For Hume, an "impression" corresponds roughly with what we call a sensation. To remember or to imagine such impressions is to have an "idea". Ideas are therefore the faint copies of impressions.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
  1. The overall effect of something.
  2. The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on another.
  3. An impersonation.
  4. An outward appearance
  5. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, etc.

Impression may also refer to:

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