how to pronounce impairment


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the above transcription of impairment is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

impairment is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of impairment in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a hearing impairment at all …”

meanings of impairment


  1. An inefficient part or factor.
  2. A deterioration or weakening.
  3. A disability or handicap.
  4. A downward revaluation, a write-down.
  5. The result of being impaired.

impairment frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word impairment occurs in english on average 3.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics impairment can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that impairment can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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