What is impact?

  • (noun): The striking of one body against another.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on impact:

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 remove wheel nuts ...
Narmada River - Early Background and Dispute
... It also rejected the environmental impact assessments made and the remedial actions taken by the project authorities ... on the need for a more effective central management 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 ...
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 the impact zone in the North Tower escapes the ... The North Tower collapses 1 hour, 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11, meaning the building had burned during the whole duration of the attacks ...
United Airlines Flight 232 - Chronology of The Flight
... They decided that having the landing gear down 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-down in a corn field to the right of Runway 22 ...

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
  • (verb): Press or wedge together; pack together.

Famous quotes containing the word impact:

    The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
    Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

    If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn’t be here. It’d still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)

    One can describe a landscape in many different words and sentences, but one would not normally cut up a picture of a landscape and rearrange it in different patterns in order to describe it in different ways. Because a photograph is not composed of discrete units strung out in a linear row of meaningful pieces, we do not understand it by looking at one element after another in a set sequence. The photograph is understood in one act of seeing; it is perceived in a gestalt.
    Joshua Meyrowitz, U.S. educator, media critic. “The Blurring of Public and Private Behaviors,” No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior, Oxford University Press (1985)