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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. influencing strongly;
- Example: "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
[syn: impingement, encroachment, impact]

2. a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something;
[syn: impingement, impaction]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impingement \Im*pinge"ment\, n. The act of impinging. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impingement n 1: influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture" [syn: impingement, encroachment, impact] 2: a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something [syn: impingement, impaction]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "impingement": appulse, attouchement, brunt, brush, bulldozing, bulling, bump, cannon, carambole, caress, carom, clash, collision, concussion, contact, contingence, crack-up, crash, crump, crunch, encounter, encroachment, entrance, entrenchment, glance, graze, hammering, impact, impingence, imposition, incursion, infiltration, influx, infringement, injection, inroad, insinuation, interference, interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, irruption, jar, jolt, kiss, mauling, meeting, nudge, obtrusion, onslaught, osculation, percussion, ramming, rub, shock, sideswipe, sledgehammering, smash, smash-up, smashing, taction, tangency, tentative contact, thrusting, touch, touching, trespass, trespassing, unlawful entry, whomp