impediment impediment  /ɪm ˈpɛ də mənt/


  1. (n) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  2. (n) any structure that makes progress difficult


  1. It was only recently that living with prosthetic legs was seen as a huge impediment, but he has turned this perception upside down.
  2. As a kid growing up on the South Side of Chicago, she had a speech impediment.
  3. In fact, that fee ends up feeling like a feature rather than an impediment, because it manages to keep the site remarkably free of trolls, griefers and other anonymous jerks.


  1. Year-Long Study of Chicago Area Housing Shows Impediments in Enforcement, Says Professor Michael Seng of The John ...

    A team of students from The John Marshall Law School spent a year studying discrimination against specific classes and finds that major impediments are preventing strong enforcement of fair housing laws. The report was prepared for the Illinois Department of Human Rights. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Police search for missing 24-year-old man

    El Paso police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police said Marcos Reveles Jr., 24, was last seen on Wednesday June 5, 2012 at his home on Loma Grande in northeast El Paso. Reveles suffers from several medical conditions including diabetes, a speech impediment and depression. He requires daily medication and investigators believe he does not ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

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