Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: impediment  im'pe-du-munt
  1. Something that interferes with (or delays) action or progress
    - hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, balk, baulk [Brit], check, handicap
     
  2. Any structure that makes progress difficult
    - obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta

Derived forms: impediments

Type of: construction, difficulty, structure

Encyclopedia: Impediment