impingement


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im·pinge

 (ĭm-pĭnj′)
v. im·pinged, im·ping·ing, im·ping·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To encroach on or limit something, such as a right: "powerful institutions of government that inhibited free enterprise and impinged on commercial—and by extension private—liberties" (Greg Critser).
b. Usage Problem To have an effect or influence: "Any consequence of a change in alleles ... is fair game for natural selection, so long as it impinges on the survival of the responsible allele, relative to its rivals" (Richard Dawkins).
2.
a. To collide or strike against something: Sound waves impinge on the eardrum.
b. To advance over or press upon something: pain caused by a bone impinging upon a nerve.
v.tr.
To encroach upon; limit: "One of a democratic government's continuing challenges is finding a way to protect ... secrets without impinging the liberties that democracy exists to protect" (Christian Science Monitor).

[Latin impingere : in-, against; see in-2 + pangere, to fasten; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

im·pinge′ment n.
im·ping′er n.
Usage Note: The use of impinge meaning "to encroach; trespass," as in Americans dislike any policy that impinges on their liberty, is well established as standard. However, when impinge is used more loosely to mean "to have an effect" the Usage Panel is split. In our 2001 survey, only 47 percent of the Panel found the following sentence to be acceptable: What the recovered diary revealed about the villagers directly impinged on the lives of people living there many years later.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impingement - influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
2.impingement - a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
crash, smash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

impingement

noun
An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations

impingement

[ɪmˈpɪndʒmənt] Nintromisión f

impingement

n
Auswirkung f, → Einfluss m (→ on auf +acc)
(= striking)Auftreffen nt (→ on auf +dat)

impingement

n (of a nerve) compresión f (de un nervio)
References in classic literature ?
After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
Shoulder impingement syndrome is usually treated by resting, use of NSAIDs, subacromial steroids injection, topical anaesthetics, hyaluronate, suprascapular nerve block and physiotherapy.
Rashid has been managing muscle impingement in his right shoulder in recent weeks, an issue which helped persuade selectors to bring slow left-armer Liam Dawson into the 15-man squad as spin cover.
This edition has new content on ankle impingement, femero-acetabular impingement, myositis ossificans, and vocal cord dysfunction, as well as updated evidence-based information.
Additional hip pathologies in this population include microinstability and the development of femoroac-etabular impingement (FAI) syndrome.
In 2009, Dorrestijn, et al, carried out a systematic review of 4 randomized controlled trials which found no evidence for differences in pain and function between conservatively and surgically treated patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.
If you have sharp pain in the front of your hip or restricted motion in developpes or battements, you likely have some form of hip impingement. But don't rush into surgery.
It uses the latest advancement in air impingement technology that allows for rapid heating, cooking, baking and crisping of foods.
Another featured brand is Merry Chef that innovatively combines three heat technologies (tuned impingement, microwave and convection), allowing the ovens to cook up to 20 times faster than conventional ovens.
The incidence of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) diagnosis becomes more and more frequent in the recent years.
Subacromial decompression surgery for shoulder impingement syndrome is no more effective than placebo surgery, according to the Finnish Shoulder Impingement Arthroscopy Controlled Trial.
Thus, sexual dimorphism similarly affects orthopaedic-related injuries and treatment outcomes as seen with shoulder instability, ACL injuries, stress fractures, and femoroacetabular impingement. (3) Dimorphic factors that have been shown to increase the susceptibility of females to musculoskeletal injuries and/or worse outcomes may include joint laxity, hip morphology, and osseous biology.