Definitions for obstructionəbˈstrʌk ʃən

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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

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom McCluskie:

    That is a criminal obstruction of justice.

  2. Ruth Sambu:

    You would get the baby dying because of obstruction at the vaginal wall.

  3. Aoi Sedarat:

    It does happen, at times, you have to fish [the obstruction] out with an endoscope.

  4. Claude Arnold:

    When agents show up to CIS for a criminal investigation, they should never be impeded. That is obstruction of justice.

  5. The Times:

    The source of the name ‘Toby‘ is not known, this is the latest in a parade of obstruction from the IRS and the Department of Justice on these issues.

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