[im-pi-kyoo-nee-uh s] /ˌɪm pɪˈkyu ni əs/
having little or no money; penniless; poor.
without money; penniless
“lacking in money,” 1590s, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + Latin pecuniosus “rich,” from pecunia “money, property” (see pecuniary). Related: Impecuniously; impecuniosity.
[imp] /ɪmp/ noun 1. a little devil or demon; an evil spirit. 2. a mischievous child. 3. Archaic. a scion or offshoot of a plant or tree. 4. Archaic. an offspring. verb (used with object) 5. Falconry. 6. Archaic. to add a piece to; mend or repair. /ɪmp/ noun 1. a small demon or devil; […]
[im-peed-ns] /ɪmˈpid ns/ noun 1. Electricity. the total opposition to alternating current by an electric circuit, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the resistance and reactance of the circuit and usually expressed in ohms. Symbol: Z. 2. Also called mechanical impedance. Physics. the ratio of the force on a […]
noun, Electricity. 1. the technique of choosing or adjusting electric circuits and components so that the impedance of the load is equal to the internal impedance of the power source, thereby optimizing the power transfer from source to load. impedance matching A technique of electric circuit design in which one component provides power to another, […]
[im-peed] /ɪmˈpid/ verb (used with object), impeded, impeding. 1. to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder. /ɪmˈpiːd/ verb 1. (transitive) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct v. c.1600, back-formation from impediment, or else from Latin impedire “impede, be in the way, hinder, detain,” literally […]