what is difference between harm and impairment
From Middle English harm, herm, from Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm, from Proto-Germanic *harmaz (“harm; shame; pain”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɑɹm/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɑːm/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m
harm (countable and uncountable, plural harms)
- physical injury; hurt; damage
- emotional or figurative hurt
- detriment; misfortune.
- That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
- Adjectives often applied to “harm”: bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.
harm (third-person singular simple present harms, present participle harming, simple past and past participle harmed)
- To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
- Hmar, mahr
- indefinite accusative singular of harmur
- IPA(key): /ˈhaɾˠəmˠ/
- h-prothesized form of arm
- harem, arme, herme
From Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm.
harm (plural harms)
- harm, injury, ruination
- English: harm
- Scots: herm, hairm
- Yola: harrm
- “harm, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
From Proto-Germanic *harmaz.
- Middle Low German: harm, herm
- empairment (rare)
impair + -ment
impairment (countable and uncountable, plural impairments)
- The result of being impaired
- A deterioration or weakening
- A disability or handicap
- an inefficient part or factor.
- (accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.