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Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.
[Latin impedīmenta, pl. of impedīmentum, impediment; see impediment.]
1. (Military) the baggage and equipment carried by an army
2. any objects or circumstances that impede progress
3. a plural of impediment3
[C16: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede]
im•ped•i•men•ta(ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə)
things that impede one; bulky equipment.
[1590–1600; < Latin, pl. of impedīmentum impediment]
Impedimentathe equipment and baggage of an army; the sum total of burdens or other things that weigh or slow one down. See also dunnage, fardage.
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|Noun||1.||impedimenta - any structure that makes progress difficult|
bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade - prevents access or progress
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
|2.||impedimenta - the baggage and equipment carried by an army|
baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army