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Definition of imprint noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1imprint (of something) (in/on something) a mark made by pressing or stamping something onto a surface the imprint of a foot in the sand The blow made a sharp imprint on the skin.
  2. 2[usually singular] imprint (of something) (on somebody/something) (formal) the lasting effect that a person or an experience has on a place or a situation Colonialism left an indelible imprint on the island.
  3. 3(technology) the name of the publisher of a book, usually printed below the title on the first page They publish under several imprints.
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