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Impinging   /ɪmpˈɪndʒɪŋ/   Listen

The physical coming together of two or more things.  Synonyms: contact, striking.

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"Impinging" Quotes from Famous Books

... activation of the shells or coria. The force utilized was atomic energy. Passing from the whirling ball the ions darted through the cylinder to two bands of a peculiar metal affixed to the base of the vehicles somewhat like skids of a sled. Impinging upon these they produced a partial negation of gravity, lifting the shell slightly, and at the same time creating a powerful repulsive force or thrust that could be directed backward, forward, or sidewise at the will of the driver. The creation of this ...
— The Moon Pool • A. Merritt

... mere chance that Heinrich and I met in the forest, and he was within a jot of impinging himself upon my sword in his hurry. I stood in the darkness, while he himself held a light for the better convenience of any chance marauder ...
— The Sword Maker • Robert Barr

... whole of the Gospels, is for their historical veracity? Suppose the problem had been given to poets to create and to set in a series of appropriate scenes a character with these two opposites stamped equally upon it, neither of them impinging upon the domain of the other—viz., utter humility and humiliation in circumstance, and majestic sovereignty and elevation above all circumstances—do you think that any of them could have solved the problem, though— Aeschylus and Shakespeare had been amongst ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - St. John Chapters I to XIV • Alexander Maclaren

Words linked to "Impinging" :   touching, contact, natural event, touch, occurrence, engagement, impact, impinge, collision, hit, interlocking, mesh, occurrent, meshing, flick, happening

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