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im·pinge

 (ĭm-pĭnj′)
v. im·pinged, im·ping·ing, im·ping·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To encroach on or limit something, such as a right: "powerful institutions of government that inhibited free enterprise and impinged on commercial—and by extension private—liberties" (Greg Critser).
b. Usage Problem To have an effect or influence: "Any consequence of a change in alleles ... is fair game for natural selection, so long as it impinges on the survival of the responsible allele, relative to its rivals" (Richard Dawkins).
2.
a. To collide or strike against something: Sound waves impinge on the eardrum.
b. To advance over or press upon something: pain caused by a bone impinging upon a nerve.
v.tr.
To encroach upon; limit: "One of a democratic government's continuing challenges is finding a way to protect ... secrets without impinging the liberties that democracy exists to protect" (Christian Science Monitor).

[Latin impingere : in-, against; see in-2 + pangere, to fasten; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

im·pinge′ment n.
im·ping′er n.
Usage Note: The use of impinge meaning "to encroach; trespass," as in Americans dislike any policy that impinges on their liberty, is well established as standard. However, when impinge is used more loosely to mean "to have an effect" the Usage Panel is split. In our 2001 survey, only 47 percent of the Panel found the following sentence to be acceptable: What the recovered diary revealed about the villagers directly impinged on the lives of people living there many years later.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impingement - influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
2.impingement - a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
crash, smash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

impingement

noun
An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations

impingement

[ɪmˈpɪndʒmənt] Nintromisión f

impingement

n
Auswirkung f, → Einfluss m (→ on auf +acc)
(= striking)Auftreffen nt (→ on auf +dat)

impingement

n (of a nerve) compresión f (de un nervio)
References in classic literature ?
After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
United Kingdom-based Lucideon, an international materials technology company, has added impingement testing to its range of services for orthopedic implant manufacturers.
South Shields-born Wilson suffered nerve impingement during training two weeks ago and while the initial prognosis on his availability for Friday's 21-16 victory over Wales was positive, he was subsequently ruled out.
He's booked in for an operation to relieve the nerve impingement he has, "We are likely to see him back in 10-12 weeks, so he should be back for Bath by the end of the season.
The acquisition means that JBT has now added flexible, non-stick contact cooking to its existing portfolio of Stein jet stream ovens and Double D high impingement linear cookers.
Through this attainment, JBT has now incorporated flexible, Teflon contact cooking to its existing portfolio of Stein jet stream ovens and Double D high impingement linear cookers.
The rule regulates the mortality rates from impingement for fish and aquatic life that encounter cooling water intake structures at power plants, industrial and manufacturing facilities.
Smith & Nephew pic has unveiled its Journey II Cruciate Retaining knee replacement and Dyonics Plan Hip Impingement Planning System.
To this end, a computer impingement model was developed and utilized in 2005 to design a reverse shoulder prosthesis (Equinoxe; Exactech, Inc.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the shoulder rotator strength (SRS) and handgrip strength (HS) in affected side with that in unaffected side in patients with unilateral subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), and to evaluate the relationship of SRS with duration of symptoms, handgrip strength, pain, disability, quality of life (QOL), and emotional status.
The High Velocity Freezer (HVF-Freezer) is an improved freezer concept based on existing impingement freezer technology.