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impairment

(Damage), noun detriment, disrepair, harm, hurt, injury, loss
Associated concepts: impairment of vision

impairment

(Disability), noun affliction, ailment, debility, deterioration, disablement, disorder, disqualification, feebleness, frailty, handicap, helplessness, illness, impairment, impotence, impotency, inability, innbility to work, inadequacy, incapability, incapacitation, incompetence, incompetency, indisposition, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiency, infirmity, insufficiency, malady, sickness, unfitness, unsoundness, weakness
Associated concepts: complete disability, continuous disabillty, disability benefits, disability compensation, disability innurance, general disability, medical disability, mental dissbility, partial disability, proof of disability, temporary disability, total disability

impairment

(Drawback), noun detriment, inability, liability, limitation
Associated concepts: impairment of funds, impairment of security
See also: abuse, cost, damage, defacement, defect, deficiency, defilement, deterioration, detriment, disability, disrepair, expense, fault, handicap, harm, injury, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, wear and tear
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First, SFAS 121 is examined to determine if the recognition criteria and other requirements of the Standard can ensure that management accounts for asset impairments in a timely fashion.
First, she said, was the law's definition of disability as an impairment that ``substantially limits one or more of the major life activities,'' a definition expressed in the ``present indicative verb form,'' O'Connor noted.
The severity of the hearing impairment varies among individuals with WS as do changes in the skin and hair.
Fatigue, numbness, dizziness and other hidden impairments can be considered by the doctor, so applicants should be sure that their doctor is aware of how their symptoms affect them.
The population of older adults with both hearing and vision impairments is not a homogenous one.
A final item revealed by these studies is that the number and amounts of impairments recognized increased dramatically in the 1980s.
to support people with sensory impairments in finding and retaining work, training and apprenticeships;
Generation assets represented the greatest share of impairments (75%) with 14.
Additionally, smokers with mobility impairments were less likely to attempt quitting than those without mobility impairments, and evidence-based, quit-smoking treatments may not be sufficient for this population, Science Daily reported.
It provides a consistent basis for comparison of goodwill impairments over the study period.
While 2010's results currently represent a drop-off from 2009's 19 impairments, the full development of 2010 impairments may not be evident for some time.