a printer that creates images without mechanically impacting the page, as an ink-jet or laser printer.
(computing) any printing device in which the images are created without being struck onto the paper, such as a laser printer or ink-jet printer
Any printer, such as a laser printer, ink-jet printer, LED page printer, that prints without striking the paper, unlike a dot matrix printer which hits the paper with small pins. Non-impact printers are quieter than impact printers, and also faster due the lack of moving parts in the print head.
[im-pair] /ɪmˈpɛər/ verb (used with object) 1. to make or cause to become worse; diminish in ability, value, excellence, etc.; weaken or damage: to impair one’s health; to impair negotiations. verb (used without object) 2. to grow or become worse; lessen. noun 3. Archaic. impairment. /ɪmˈpɛə/ verb 1. (transitive) to reduce or weaken in strength, […]
[im-per-uh-tiv] /ɪmˈpɛr ə tɪv/ adjective 1. absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable: It is imperative that we leave. 2. of the nature of or expressing a command; commanding. 3. Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used in commands, requests, etc., as in Listen! Go! Compare (def 2), (def 1). noun 4. a […]
[noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt] /noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt/ noun 1. any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements. 2. an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like. 3. a means; agent: human beings as an implement of […]
[non-im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌnɒn ɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/ noun 1. failure or refusal to import.