In "Twilight" what does imprinting mean?

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Imprinting, in the books, is when one person irrevocably falls in love with another person.  When they "imprint" on the other person, the two become connected, as mates, forever.  There can be no one else; the other person becomes their entire world and it is a bond that cannot be...

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Imprinting, in the books, is when one person irrevocably falls in love with another person.  When they "imprint" on the other person, the two become connected, as mates, forever.  There can be no one else; the other person becomes their entire world and it is a bond that cannot be broken.  In the books, we see this happening almost exclusively with the werewolves; although, in "Breaking Dawn" we see it breach species boundaries.  It is an interesting phenomenon sometimes seen in wild animals who maintain a monogomous relationship with only one other creature for their entire lives; Stephanie Meyer took that concept and applied it to werewolves in her novel.

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