Definitions for impedimentɪmˈpɛd ə mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•ped•i•mentɪmˈpɛd ə mənt(n.)

  1. obstruction; hindrance; obstacle.

  2. any physical defect that impedes normal or easy speech.

  3. a bar, usu. of blood or affinity, to marriage.

    Category: Religion

Origin of impediment:

1350–1400; ME < L impedīmentum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  2. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult


  1. impediment(Noun)

    A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.

  2. impediment(Noun)

    Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impediment(noun)

    that which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect

  2. Impediment(verb)

    to impede

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something that delays or prevents.

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