One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not involving or characterized by impact (literal and figurative); (Computing) designating or relating to printing that does not involve the contact of printing elements with the paper; (also, of a fitness regime) designed to put little or no harmful stress on the body.
A decided absence or lack of impact; an insignificant or negligible impact.
1930s; earliest use found in Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language. From non- + impact.
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