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im·po·si·tion

 (ĭm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed.
2. Something imposed, such as a tax, an undue burden, or a fraud.
3. A burdensome or unfair demand, as upon someone's time: listened to the telemarketer but resented the imposition.
4. The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.

imposition

(ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the act of imposing
2. something that is imposed unfairly on someone
3. (in Britain) a task set as a school punishment
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the arrangement of pages for printing so that the finished work will have its pages in the correct order

im•po•si•tion

(ˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.
2. something imposed, as a burden or duty.
3. the act of imposing by or as if by authority.
4. deception; imposture.
5. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.
[1325–75; Middle English imposicioun < Late Latin impositiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imposition - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
trade protection, protection - the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
regimentation - the imposition of order or discipline
reimposition - imposition again
taxation - the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
2.imposition - an uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the imposition"
burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance, load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

imposition

noun
1. application, introduction, levying, decree, laying on the imposition of VAT on fuel bills
2. intrusion, liberty, presumption, cheek (informal), encroachment I know this is an imposition, but please hear me out.
3. charge, tax, duty, burden, levy the Poll Tax and other local government impositions

imposition

noun
An excessive, unwelcome burden:
Translations
فَرْض
požadavekuložení
ulejlighed
megterheléstehertétel
frekja, misnotkun; álagning
külfetyüklemeyürürlüğe koymazahmet

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən] N (= act) → imposición f; (= burden) → molestia f; (= liberty) → abuso m; (= tax) → impuesto m
it's a bit of an impositionme parece un abuso
I'm afraid it's rather an imposition for youme temo que le vaya a resultar molesto

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən] n
[tax, ban, sanction] → imposition f
the imposition of a wages freeze → l'imposition d'un gel des salaires
(= unreasonable demand)
I know this is an imposition, but → Je sais que vous allez penser que j'abuse, mais, ...
It really did seem an imposition to ask him to go miles out of his way → C'était vraiment abuser que de lui demander de faire cet énorme détour.

imposition

n
no pl (of task, conditions)Aufzwingen nt, → Auferlegung f(on sb jdm); (of sanctions, fine, sentence)Verhängung f(on gegen); (of tax)Erhebung f
(= tax)Steuer f (→ on für, auf +dat)
(= taking advantage)Zumutung f(on für); I’d love to stay if it’s not too much of an imposition (on you)ich würde liebend gern bleiben, wenn ich Ihnen nicht zur Last falle

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃn] n (of tax, fine, punishment) → imposizione f
it's a bit of an imposition → è pretendere un po' troppo
to be an imposition on (person) → abusare della gentilezza di

impose

(imˈpouz) verb
1. to place (a tax, fine, task etc) on someone or something. The government have imposed a new tax on cigarettes.
2. to force (oneself, one's opinions etc) on a person. The headmaster liked to impose his authority on the teachers.
3. (often with on) to ask someone to do something which he should not be asked to do or which he will find difficult to do. I hope I'm not imposing (on you) by asking you to help.
imposition (impəˈziʃən) noun
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