What does impediment mean?

Definitions for impediment
ɪmˈpɛd ə məntim·ped·i·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapnoun

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  2. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentanoun

    any structure that makes progress difficult


  1. impedimentnoun

    A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.

  2. impedimentnoun

    Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impedimentnoun

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

  2. Impedimentverb

    to impede

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impediment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impediment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of impediment in a Sentence

  1. Tim Morrison:

    The security situation remains tenuous and it is the position of the US government, there is no disagreement, that the security of our staff, the safety of our staff, the security of our personnel is our highest priority, we are looking at every option available to us to provide assistance, technical expertise to the region, but the security situation is a significant impediment.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I won't give UC( unanimous consent) to an amendment package that doesn't include my amendment. That's my view of it, now, going back to the broader issue, everyone here is in favor of this bill, and everyone here is against slave labor of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, and the only impediment is some House rule because this theoretically raises revenue which it doesn't, then they should just pass the House version of the bill and send it here.

  3. Tedros Adhanom:

    Insecurity has become a major impediment to ensuring that we can access, engage with and serve the communities we wish to serve in Ebola control.

  4. Mark McCloskey:

    The loss of that property would certainly be a legal disqualification, impediment or other legal disadvantage, of which I have now been absolved by the governor, and therefore the state no longer has any legitimate reason to hold the property.

  5. Alexander Shein:

    Israel’s prudence from the outbreak of the conflict in Syria has become apparent in the fact that Israel did not consider the overthrow of President Assad as an indispensable condition to avoid foreign intervention and impediment for the beginning of a national reconciliation.

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
    • A. render
    • B. loom
    • C. abase
    • D. scarper

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