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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impinging mean? 

  The noun IMPINGING has 1 sense:

1. the physical coming together of two or more things

  Familiarity information: IMPINGING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1impinging [BACK TO TOP]


The physical coming together of two or more things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


impinging; striking; contact

Context example:

contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull

Hypernyms ("impinging" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "impinging"):

collision; hit ((physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together)

engagement; interlocking; mesh; meshing (contact by fitting together)

flick (a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible))

impact (the striking of one body against another)

touch; touching (the event of something coming in contact with the body)

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