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Definition of "impediment" []

  • Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction. See Synonyms at obstacle. (noun)
  • An organic defect preventing clear articulation: a speech impediment. (noun)
  • Law Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impediment" in a sentence
  • "The main impediment to this profit of one ounce of silver per transaction (minus any shipping fees) was the inability to secure enough gold."
  • "The main impediment to progress in America is Republicans."
  • "In fact it is in impediment to getting close to God."