Translation of impediment in Spanish:


impedimento, n.

Pronunciation /ɪmˈpɛdəmənt/ /ɪmˈpɛdɪm(ə)nt/

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  • 1

    impedimento masculine
    impediment to sth impedimento para algo
    • Certainly there was no major legal impediment to multifunctional banking, in which commercial and investment banking are combined.
    • But compliance costs are a very major impediment to growth for smaller businesses.
    • There should be no greater legal impediment to the movement and trade in one case than in the others.
    • Not only could we have reduced taxation but we could have removed the impediments to growth.
    • The ball can be replaced without penalty if its movement is not a result of removing a loose impediment.
    • There appear to be serious impediments to achieving such high penetration rates, especially on a worldwide basis.
    • Therein may lie a serious impediment to success.
    • A common language represents an important mechanism for overcoming physical impediments to communication.
    • "We must address some of the structural impediments to our success, " she says.
    • The single greatest impediment to creative, revolutionary sustainment progress appears to be entrenched parochial jurisdictions.
    • The gridlock has become a significant impediment to the economy as well.
    • Even so, enthusiasts insist that the main impediment to major advancements in solar energy is lack of political will.
    • The trip to Jupiter embodies our ability to overcome the technological impediment.
    • Often, their very human needs come across as clunky impediments to economic progress.
    • On top of my hearing impediment I find I can't pick out individual conversations in crowds.
    • He will need to compensate for his hearing impediment by using other senses to warn of dangers.
    • People tell me they don't notice my hearing impediment.
    • Parents thus become an impediment to successful parenting, in need of professional re-education.
    • Introducing a brief plot summary should eliminate this impediment.
    • No such impediments exist in the private sector.
  • 2

    (physical defect)
    defecto masculine
    a speech impediment un defecto del habla
    • ‘His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think [the producers] were concerned over how it would be received,’ he says.
    • Is stuttering considered a speech impediment or a learning disability?
    • It also brought out that the young Erika had a speech impediment - a stammer that was so bad she had to go to a special school for one year!
    • My dentist had advised me to wear it in the daytime to realign my jaw, but the only noticeable effect was to give me a speech impediment, tripping over my vowels and lisping every other word.
    • She was too tall for ballet, and a minor speech impediment and poor health excluded her from nursing.
    • Though she eventually recovered consciousness, she was left with a speech impediment and the part of the brain that controls emotions was impaired.
    • Even now, stammering has remained a confusing speech impediment for the sufferer as well as for those who have attempted to cure it through medicines.
    • The person may have had difficulty in communicating with her because she has a speech impediment and so he or she may not be aware that the woman had been assaulted.
    • Elspeth, with her reedy child's voice, carefully lisped her explanation - she always felt it necessary to feign a speech impediment when explicating, it made the matter so very much clearer to everyone involved.
    • These books know their market: again, this is not a youthquaking story of hard work, sheer pleasure, tradition and talent, but a tale of how Gareth struggled to make it with a speech impediment.
    • On first hearing this one might well assume that the effects were fairly minor - perhaps involving a child having problems with a speech impediment, or being shy and awkward and less creative or inventive than his peers.
    • The young man now has memory loss and a speech impediment and could have died.
    • Having a speech impediment, I knew I wouldn't be able to do anything that involved speaking.
    • In the seventeenth century, the country was ruled by a monarch with a severe speech impediment and a fragile ego.
    • She investigated the matter and discovered that the boy had been neither deaf nor dumb but was born with a speech impediment.
    • One of the men, the one not wearing a tie, proved to have an extreme speech impediment but he was very eager.
    • I do not have a speech impediment, as my hearing loss didn't develop till I was about seven years old.
    • He has a slight speech impediment, a problem pronouncing S's.
    • Sir Peter has a slight speech impediment.
    • He suffered from a speech impediment, was unschooled and never learned to read.