impediment meaning

Pronunciation:   "impediment" in a sentence
Noun: impediment  im'pedumunt
  1. Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    - hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, balk, baulk [Brit], check, handicap 
  2. Any structure that makes progress difficult
    - obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta

Derived forms: impediments

See also: impede

Type of: construction, difficulty, structure

n : something that impedes; esp : an organic obstruction to speech


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  1. it does not require an impediment to the flow.
  2. he sounded as if he were suffering from some impediment.
  3. still there is no impediment to returning to the door for the brushing.
  4. to bypass this impediment an almost mature egg cell is removed surgically.
  5. a serious impediment to the attainment of both objectives is the present arms race.

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