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Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.

[Latin impedīmenta, pl. of impedīmentum, impediment; see impediment.]


pl n
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]


(ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə)
things that impede one; bulky equipment.
[1590–1600; < Latin, pl. of impedīmentum impediment]


 the equipment and baggage of an army; the sum total of burdens or other things that weigh or slow one down. See also dunnage, fardage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impedimenta - any structure that makes progress difficultimpedimenta - 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


[ɪmˌpedɪˈmentə] NPLimpedimenta f


(inf)(unnötiges) Gepäck
(Mil) → Tross m


[ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə] n (frm) → impedimenti mpl
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Then after a pause he remarked, more amiably: "I suppose if I regretted any of my own impedimenta, it would be the pipe.
Katharine had a sense of impedimenta accumulating on all sides of her.
There were motor trucks and ox teams and all the impedimenta of a small army and always there were wounded men walking or being carried toward the rear.
One thousand fighting men there were, with squires and other servants, and five hundred sumpter beasts to transport their tents and other impedimenta, and bring back the loot.
It was through this glass that Raffles had first seen the light; and he now proceeded to take out a pane, with the diamond, the pot of treacle, and the sheet of brown paper which were seldom omitted from his impedimenta.
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At the time the musket was still an issue piece, Danzig was availing itself of some Prussian impedimenta.
It helped that the museum received a major gift in the form of Paolo Veronese's "Venus Disarming Cupid,'' and while many in Worcester lament the closing of the Higgins Armory Museum, it is gratifying to know that the knights in shining armor, with their priceless impedimenta, will soon be trooping over to new quarters at Salisbury and Lancaster streets.
Yet ask to whack up a giant industrial turbine, with all its supporting impedimenta, in the middle of glorious, unspoilt countryside, and it apparently presents no problem at all.
All this impedimenta detracted from the otherwise genuine merits of this film, with contributions from so many people, ranging from international superstars to those who looked after Britten back home in Aldeburgh.