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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Impairment Sample Sentences in News


  • Vattenfall: Large Impairment Losses – Further Cost-Cutting and Strategic Review
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  • Linde cuts profit forecasts, blames faltering economy
    * Linde Q3, 2014 outlook hit by impairment charges FRANKFURT, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The new boss of German gases group Linde cut the company's full-year and medium-term profit targets on Thursday, blaming a faltering global economy and sending Linde's shares down sharply. It also dumped its medium-term profit targets and said it expected an operating profit o Read more on this news related to 'Impairment'
  • Blackhawk Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend
    Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. reports that its 2014 third quarter results include the recognition of a $2,611,000 impairment charge related to short-term securities, which were backed by loans and United States Department of Agriculture guarantees, that were found to be fraudulent. Read more on this news related to 'Impairment'

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