Definitions for obstructionəbˈstrʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•struc•tionəbˈstrʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. something that obstructs; an obstacle.

  2. an act or instance of obstructing.

  3. the state of being obstructed.

  4. the delaying of business before a deliberative body.

    Category: Government

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult

  2. obstruction, blockage(noun)

    the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

  3. obstacle, obstruction(noun)

    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

    "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

  4. obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

  5. obstruction(noun)

    getting in someone's way

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obstruction(noun)əbˈstrʌk ʃən

    sth that blocks sth

    an obstruction in the road

  2. obstructionəbˈstrʌk ʃən

    sth that prevents progress

    the obstruction of peace

Wiktionary

  1. obstruction(Noun)

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

  2. obstruction(Noun)

    That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.

  3. obstruction(Noun)

    The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

  4. Origin: From obstructio, from obstruo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed

  2. Obstruction(noun)

    that which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance

  3. Obstruction(noun)

    the condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death

Freebase

  1. Obstruction

    In baseball, when a fielder illegally hinders a baserunner, the fielder is guilty of obstruction. Baserunners are generally permitted the free privilege to run from base to base without being physically blocked or hindered by a fielder. The only time that a fielder does not "get out of the way" of a baserunner is when the fielder is fielding or in possession of the ball.


Translations for obstruction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obstruction(noun)

something that obstructs

an obstruction in the pipe.

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