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Impairment

Reduction in the value of an asset because the asset no longer generates the benefits expected earlier as determined by the company through periodic assessments. This could happen because of changes in market value of the asset, business environment, government regulations, etc.

Impairment

A reduction in a company's working capital as a result of a loss on an investment or a distribution (such as a coupon or dividend) to investors.

impairment

Reduction in a firm's capital as a result of distributions or losses.
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This is because both substances impair a drivers ability and increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision.
In a series of studies over the past 6 years, his group has demonstrated that metals and pesticides--at concentrations commonly found in streams--can impair a salmon's sense of smell just as effectively as plugging the nostrils did.
If you suffer from exercise-induced asthma, running outdoors in cold weather can be a serious challenge to your The cold, dry air can bronchial spasms that restrict air from filling the lungs, which impairs exercise performance.
In a review of the sleep and performance literature, researchers have concluded that sleep deprivation strongly impairs human functioning overall.
The lack of oxygen impairs the body's ability to make collagen, a protein used to form new bone, he says.
While most cases dealing in failure to disclose information to the buyer involve physical characteristics of the property or defects in recorded title, this case is unique since the allegation made by the purchaser is that the value of the property was impaired as a result of the reputation created by information deseminated to the public by the seller.