• IPA: /ˈɪm.pɹɪnt/

imprint (plural imprints)

  1. An impression; the mark left behind by printing something.
    The day left an imprint in my mind.
  2. The name and details of a publisher or printer, as printed in a book etc.; a publishing house.
  3. A distinctive marking, symbol or logo.
    The shirts bore the company imprint on the right sleeve.
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  • IPA: /ɪmˈpɹɪnt/

imprint (imprints, present participle imprinting; past and past participle imprinted)

  1. To leave a print, impression, image, etc.
    For a fee, they can imprint the envelopes with a monogram.
    • And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.
    • Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, / That has a heart and life in it, "Be free."
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 1, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗:
      ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind
  2. To learn something indelibly at a particular stage of life, such as who one's parents are.
  3. To mark a gene as being from a particular parent so that only one of the two copies of the gene is expressed.

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