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Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.
[Latin impedīmenta, pl. of impedīmentum, impediment; see impediment.]
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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]
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im•ped•i•men•ta(ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə)
things that impede one; bulky equipment.
[1590–1600; < Latin, pl. of impedīmentum impediment]
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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
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impedimenta[ɪmˌpedɪˈmentə] NPL → impedimenta f
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impedimenta[ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə] n (frm) → impedimenti mpl
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