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Meaning of “impediment” - Learner’s Dictionary

impediment

noun [C]     /ɪmˈpedɪmənt/
NO PROGRESS formal something that makes it difficult or impossible for someone or something to move or make progress: Cramped classrooms are an impediment to learning.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
SPEECH/HEARING a problem that makes speaking, hearing, or moving difficult: a speech impediment Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
Translations of “impediment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 障礙,阻礙,妨礙…
in Russian помеха, препятствие, дефект…
in Turkish engel, mânia, sekte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妨碍,阻碍, 阻止…
in Polish utrudnienie, przeszkoda, wada…
(Definition of impediment from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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