- impedance matching,
Origin of impediment
Examples from the Web for impediment
The problem, of course, is that democracy can itself become an impediment to peace.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits|Jacob Heilbrunn|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jeter chased for it madly, maniacally, refusing to let anything act as an impediment.Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game|Buzz Bissinger|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our need for a national story, a one-size-fits-all number, is an impediment to dealing with very real issues that affect us.
Only to find that weather was an impediment to lots of folks.
The defendant was a disruptive force at trial and an impediment to his own defense.The Slain Policeman's Widow in the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Speaks|Michael Smerconish|November 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The impediment in speech made it impossible for Mrs. Inchbald to succeed greatly as an actress.Nature and Art|Mrs. Inchbald
It ought to be very smooth on its surface, so as to offer no impediment to the bow-string.
Therefore it must be shown (at any risk) that the law is no impediment in the way of a tyrannical landlord.
To overcome this impediment, we ascend into the top of some lofty tree.
They will be an impediment instead of an assistance to the progressive movement of a Phalanx.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
c.1400, from Latin impedimentem "hindrance," from impedire "impede," literally "to shackle the feet," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).