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Impinging Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    impinging n : the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" [syn: contact, striking]
Impinging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Impinge \Im*pinge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Impinging.] [L. impingere; pref. im- in + pangere to fix, strike; prob. akin to pacisci to agree, contract. See Pact, and cf. Impact.] To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to ciash with; -- with on or upon. The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light on the solid or impervious parts of bodies. --Sir I. Newton. But, in the present order of things, not to be employed without impinging on God's justice. --Bp. Warburton.

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  • The Capitalistic Impact of Millennial Sharing
    NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Lawmakers in cities like New York, Portland and San Francisco reportedly claim that home sharing sites, such as , are impinging on available housing stock and creating lost revenue from unpaid hotel sales taxes. Read more on this news related to 'Impinging'
  • Chasm of incomprehension
    The phenomenon of young UK Muslim men fleeing their homes to go and wage jihad in Syria is impinging sharply on British national consciousness. Read more on this news related to 'Impinging'

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