Impairment

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Impairment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
  • the occurrence of a change for the worse
  • the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
  • a symptom of reduced quality or strength

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the occurrence of a change for the worse ,
  • a symptom of reduced quality or strength ,
  • the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment" ,
  • damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality ,
  • the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

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Impairment Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A disability is a condition that a person has which limits them in some way.

People with a disability or disabilities may need to use special equipment that can help them. This can include using a wheelchair, a cane or walking stick, hearing aids, a Teletypewriter (TTY) and using specially designed software and hardware for the personal computer.

People who use a wheelchair or cane/walking stick cannot walk up or down stairs in a building. They need to use ramps and elevators when going into and moving around in a building. Wide doorways and accessible toilets also make it easier for people with physical disabilities to use.

Prejudice towards people with disabilities is common. This is sometimes called 'ableism'.



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