impediment definition

  • noun:
    • a thing that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction. See Synonyms at barrier.
    • a natural problem preventing clear articulation: a speech obstacle.
    • Law Something that obstructs the creating of a legal agreement.
    • A hindrance; whatever impedes or hinders progress.
    • Baggage, especially that an army; impedimenta
    • what impedes or hinders development, movement, task, or result.
    • what impedes or hinders development; barrier; obstruction; obstacle.
    • any framework that makes progress difficult
    • anything immaterial that interferes with or delays activity or development
  • verb-transitive:
    • To hinder.
  • others:
    • To hinder.

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