obstruction

  • 21 obstruction — noun 1 (U) the act of trying to prevent or delay a legal or political process (+ of): obstruction of vital legislation 2 (U) the act of blocking a road, passage, tube etc (+ of): obstruction of the public highway 3 (C) something that blocks a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 OBSTRUCTION — n. f. T. de Médecine Engorgement, embarras qui se forme dans les conduits de l’organisme. Obstruction intestinale. Il se dit aussi de Toute espèce d’engorgement dans toute espèce de conduits, canaux, voies de communication. Il se dit également,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 23 obstruction — Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow, e.g., by occlusion or stenosis. [L. obstructio] closed loop o. o. of a segment of intestine either rotated on a fixed point (volvulus) or herniated through a fibrous opening (as under an …

    Medical dictionary

  • 24 obstruction — An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain that is hazardous to an aircraft if the obstruction is on or near the runway or in the flight path. For purposes of certification, an object becomes an obstruction if its height is 35 ft… …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 25 obstruction — fastener (an obstruction on the sea floor that can foul and damage fishing gear) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 26 obstruction — /euhb struk sheuhn/, n. 1. something that obstructs, blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation. 2. an act or instance of obstructing. 3. the state of being obstructed. 4. the delaying or …

    Universalium

  • 27 obstruction — (ob stru ksion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Terme de médecine. Engorgement, embarras qui se trouve dans les conduits du corps vivant.    Au plur. Engorgements chroniques du foie ou de la rate qui se développent, entre autres, dans le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 28 obstruction — noun wealthy property owners have created one obstruction after another to undermine the low income housing project Syn: obstacle, barrier, stumbling block, hurdle, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, difficulty, catch, drawback, hitch,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 29 obstruction — /əbˈstrʌkʃən / (say uhb strukshuhn) noun 1. something that obstructs; an obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation. 2. the act of obstructing. 3. the retarding of business before a legislative group by parliamentary devices, or an attempt …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 30 obstruction —   See obstruct.    ♦ To remove obstruction, ho okuakahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 31 obstruction — užtvaras statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Aptverta teritorija (sodas, sodyba, ganykla). atitikmenys: angl. barrier; fence; fencing; obstruction vok. Gehege, n rus. заграда, f; задержание, n …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 32 obstruction — kliūtis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bet koks aukštai iškilęs ar virš nustatyto aukščio esantis objektas, keliantis pavojų skrendantiems orlaiviams. atitikmenys: angl. obstruction pranc. obstacle …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 33 obstruction — kliūtis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bet koks aukštai virš jūros dugno iškilęs objektas, keliantis pavojų navigacijai. atitikmenys: angl. obstruction pranc. obstacle …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 34 obstruction — A hindrance, obstacle, or barrier. Delay, impeding or hindering. See also obstruct obstruction to navigation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 35 obstruction — noun Date: 1533 1. a. the state of being obstructed; especially a condition of being clogged or blocked b. an act of obstructing 2. something that obstructs …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 36 obstruction — noun a) The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed. b) That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance. Syn: block, hindrance, impedance, roadblock …

    Wiktionary

  • 37 obstruction — Synonyms and related words: afterthought, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, bar, barrier, bind, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, blocking, bottleneck, bureaucratic delay, catch, cecum, cessation, check, checking,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38 obstruction — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of obstructing] Syn. circumvention, blocking, checkmate; see interference 1 , restraint 2 . 2. [That which obstructs] Syn. obstacle, hindrance, difficulty, roadblock; see barrier , impediment 1 . See Synonym Study at …

    English dictionary for students

  • 39 obstruction — ob struc·tion || É™b strÊŒkʃn n. that which obstructs; obstacle; interference; hindrance, impediment; blockade …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 40 obstruction — noun 1》 the action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed. 2》 a thing that obstructs …

    English new terms dictionary


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