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[im-ped-uh-men-tuh] /ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə/

plural noun
baggage or other things that retard one’s progress, as supplies carried by an army:
the impedimenta of the weekend skier.
plural noun
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).


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