noun /ˈɪmprɪnt / (say 'imprint)

1. a mark made by pressure; a figure impressed or printed on something.
2. any impression or impressed effect.
3. Bibliography information printed at the foot or back of the titlepage of a book indicating the name of the publisher, usually supplemented with the place and date of publication.
a. the printer's name and address as indicated on any printed matter.
b. a name, title, colophon, or other designation by which all or a specific range of books are identified as to the publisher.
verb (t) /ɪmˈprɪnt / (say im'print)
5. to impress (a quality, character, or distinguishing mark).
6. to produce (a mark, etc.) on something by pressure.
7. to fix firmly in the mind, memory, etc.
8. to make an imprint upon.
9. imprint on, to learn to identify, as a voice, smell, etc.: ducklings imprint on the mother's voice.
{Middle English empreynte(n), from Old French empreinter, from empreinte a stamp, from Latin imprimere impress, imprint}
imprinting, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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