[im-ped-uh-men-tuh] /ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə/
baggage or other things that retard one’s progress, as supplies carried by an army:
the impedimenta of the weekend skier.
the baggage and equipment carried by an army
any objects or circumstances that impede progress
a plural of impediment (sense 3)
“traveling equipment,” c.1600, from Latin impedimenta “luggage, baggage,” literally “that by which one is impeded;” plural of impedimentum (see impediment).
[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 […]
/ɪmˈpiːdə/ noun 1. (physics) a component, such as an inductor or resistor, that offers impedance
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[pey] /peɪ/ noun 1. I(eoh) M(ing) [yoh ming] /yoʊ mɪŋ/ (Show IPA), born 1917, U.S. architect, born in China. /peɪ/ noun 1. I(eoh) M(ing). born 1917, US architect, born in China. His buildings include the E wing of the National Museum of Art, Washington DC (1978), a glass and steel pyramid at the Louvre, Paris […]
[im-pel] /ɪmˈpɛl/ verb (used with object), impelled, impelling. 1. to drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action. 2. to drive or cause to move onward; propel; impart motion to. /ɪmˈpɛl/ verb (transitive) -pels, -pelling, -pelled 1. to urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate 2. to push, […]