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impinge on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v impinge on hit against; come into sudden contact with "The car hit a tree","He struck the table with his elbow"
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Usage

In literature:

The word that did impinge on his consciousness did so with a shock.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
On one side of this glade the river impinged, its bank being almost a tangent line to it.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Constant observation showed no advance; if anything the edge of the grass impinging directly on the salt was sullenly retreating.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Their low conversation impinged on Harris's ears, and was transmitted to Houston's mind.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It approached end-on to where I stood, and at last impinged.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
To turn aside or quit the original direction, as a shot does from accidentally impinging on a hard substance.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The result of allowing the cold part of the flame to impinge on the tube is observable in fig.
"Gas and Oil Engines, Simply Explained" by Walter C. Runciman
The wood ended presently, and he found himself in a field with woods on all three sides, except that on which the swamp impinged.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathic sense.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
In later specimens, however, the attempt was made to keep the perforations from impinging on the printed portion.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
More and more diplomacy impinged on the twin provinces of trade and world finance.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
The eye is created in conformity to the laws of light, to receive the rays and allow their impingement on the optic nerves.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
On the eye of his mind, I realized thenceforward, I had hardly impinged.
"The Return of the Soldier" by Rebecca West
It is the "spirit," the moral being, a reality which impinges on the world of appearances.
"Tennyson and His Friends" by Various
White light would impinge on the yellow particle, but only red, yellow, and green would pass out or be reflected from it.
"Colour Measurement and Mixture" by W. de W. Abney
We may also suppose that the bell was rung by some external force impinging on it, although the cord was not pulled.
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
One just makes a movement and impinges on one's fellow-beings.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
The slopes of Everest away on our left were visible only where they impinged upon the glacier.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
For lateral stimulation, the plant is placed on its side, so that the vertical lines of gravity impinge on one of the two flanks of the organ.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
He was only a little cog in a great clock, and the other wheels were impinging on him and revolving in spite of himself.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

And Bryant's "To a Water-fowl!"
Had praise in every line,
And every word about the bird
Impinged on the divine.
"Birds And Bards" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Amendment won't impinge on religion.
Same-sex marriage wouldn't impinge on churches.
Hammertoes Impinging On Woman's Routine.
The American gun lobby is worried that mounting concern over gun violence in the rest of the world could result in regulations that would impinge on gun owners in the United States and on the American gun trade.
The sole purpose of an Objectivist state is to prevent individuals from impinging on each other's freedom.
" what I think to be the most brazen and threatening characteristics of our culture, things we hate, but which are also so powerful in their impingement on us," Roy Lichtenstein told Arts News in 1963.
An EU official says an international treaty that has been the subject of large protests by people fearing it would impinge on Internet freedom is unlikely to gain approval.
The 12-member commission is charged with reviewing coastal projects, and deciding whether development permits are warranted, or whether the public's access rights to the coast will be impinged on.
Romney says the President has impinged on our liberties.
In pinch turning (also called balanced turning), two opposing, single-point turning tools impinge on the workpiece from opposite sides, thus " pinching " the workpiece in between.
Even though he's pro-technology, a physician laments how using an EMR can impinge on the doctor-patient relationship.
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In science:

The Neutrino Factory is seen as a promising first machine for testing ideas for a muon collider,18 and thus has attracted interest beyond the neutrino community. A beam enriched in ντ can be produced by impinging very high energy protons on a target to produce Ds -mesons which are sufficiently massive to decay to τ ντ .
Neutrino Experiments
The decay-at-rest (DAR) beam was produced by impinging 800 MeV protons on a beam dump.
Neutrino Experiments
Other backgrounds include synchrotron radiation, muons produced upstream of the IR when beam tails impinge on collimators, and neutrons created by the absorption of beamstrahlung photons and pairs on beamline elements.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) detect the Cherenkov light from extensive air showers (EAS) initiated by very high energy (VHE) γ -rays impinging on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site
Imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) aim at the detection of Cherenkov light from extensive air showers (EAS) initiated by very high energy (VHE) γ rays impinging on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site
Celestial radiation impinges on a microwave absorber with heat capacity C .
The Cosmic Microwave Background for Pedestrians: A Review for Particle and Nuclear Physicists
He showed that the multipoles of a minimally coupled massless scalar field propagating on a spherically symmetric self-similar background space-time admitting a naked singularity maintain finite H 1,2 norm as they impinge on the Cauchy horizon.
Report on GRG18, Session A3, Mathematical Studies of the Field Equations
The spectroscopic data, nevertheless, do confirm that the emission arising from IC 443 carries the signature of collisionally excited (atomic & molecular) gas, the result of a shock wave impinging on a nearby molecular cloud. (see e.g.
Spitzer Observations of Supernova Remnant IC 443
Au was discovered in 1994 by Wennemann et al. at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany, reported in Investigation of New Neutron-Rich Gold Isotopes 203Au and 205Au . 205Au was produced in a deepinelastic reaction from an 11.4 MeV/u 208Pb beam accelerated by the UNILAC accelerator impinging on a natural tungsten target.
Discovery of the Gold Isotopes
The molecules were detected by the electrons emitted impinging on a gold surface at the exit of the decelerator, with the time-of-flight distribution showing the deceleration process.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
To minimize the effect of multiple scattering on the resolution, we choose the maximum momentum that could be obtained, that is we got protons of 12 GeV/c as impinging particles, with spills of 400 ms and typical 104 → 106 particles/spill.
Highly segmented thin microstrip detector with data-driven fast readout
When high-energy cosmic rays impinge on the atmosphere of the Earth they initiate cascades of secondary particles — the extensive air showers.
Experimental Efforts on Very High-Energy Cosmic Rays and their Interactions - Conference Summary
We consider a high energy quark, which impinges on the target with a fully developed wave function.
Jet Quenching in Heavy Ion Collisions
Gluon radiation off quarks produced in the medium In section 4.1, we considered radiation off a quark, which propagated a long distance before impinging on the target.
Jet Quenching in Heavy Ion Collisions
MeV impinged on quartz and other solid oxide targets and the resulting activities were measured following chemical separation. “The second period of 107±4 min. is shown by chemical separation to be due also to an isotope of fluorine and is close to the 112 min. period found by Snell for 18F.
Discovery of the Isotopes with Z <= 10
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