Examples of impediment in a Sentence
tough going for the burros on the canyon trail, even without the added impediment of heavy loads
Recent Examples of impediment from the Web
There’s going to be no impediment to that in the future.
And, anyway, the lack of a degree is no impediment to making the Forbes 400 list.
For many would-be parents the main impediment to conception is now not science but finance.
Still, there are obvious impediments to watching morning sports TV.
Home buyers should also make sure that there are no impediments to closing on their home, because that could force a delay in the delivery of their goods.
Our research identified another impediment to using genomic testing: difficulty understanding the test results.
Another impediment: Under international bank capital rules, a big bank with cross-border businesses is seen as riskier so needs to hold a thicker capital cushion.
Due to a speech impediment, speaking up for Gorman wasn't always easy.
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Did You Know?
Impediment comes from a Latin verb that meant "to interfere with" or "to get in the way of progress", as if by tripping up the feet of someone walking. In English, impediment still suggests an obstruction or obstacle along a path; for example, a lack of adequate roads and bridges would be called an impediment to economic development. Impediments usually get in the way of something we want. So we may speak of an impediment to communication, marriage, or progress--but something that slows the progress of aging, disease, or decay is rarely called an impediment.
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IMPEDIMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impediment for English Language Learners
: something that makes it difficult to do or complete something : something that interferes with movement or progress
: a condition that makes it difficult to speak normally
IMPEDIMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of impediment for Students
Word Root of impediment
legal Definition of impediment
- should have known of the legal impediments to the execution of any judgment against the police jury
- —Penalber v. Blount, 550 So. 2d 577 (1989)
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