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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blocking, blocknoun

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Wiktionary

  1. blockingnoun

    The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

  2. blockingnoun

    The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).

  3. blockingnoun

    Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

ChatGPT

  1. blocking

    Blocking refers to the act of preventing access, continuation, or visibility to something or someone. This term can be applied in various contexts such as technology, where it may refer to stopping unwanted digital elements like pop-up ads, spam emails, or certain websites. In performance arts, blocking refers to the positioning and movement of actors on a stage. In psychology, it refers to the phenomena where an individual struggles to recall or think of something because of other related thoughts interfering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blocking

    of Block

  2. Blockingnoun

    the act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks

  3. Blockingnoun

    blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily

Wikidata

  1. Blocking

    Blocking is a theatre term that refers to the precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera. The term derives from the practice of 19th-century theatre directors such as Sir W. S. Gilbert who worked out the staging of a scene on a miniature stage using blocks to represent each of the actors. In contemporary theatre, the director usually determines blocking during rehearsal, telling actors where they should move for the proper dramatic effect, ensure sight lines for the audience and work with the lighting design of the scene. Each scene in a play is usually "blocked" as a unit, after which the director will move on to the next scene. The positioning of actors on stage in one scene will usually affect the possibilities for subsequent positioning unless the stage is cleared between scenes. Once all the blocking is completed a play is said to be "fully blocked" and then the process of "polishing" or refinement begins. During the blocking rehearsal usually the assistant director or the stage manager take notes about where actors are positioned and their movement patterns on stage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of blocking in a Sentence

  1. Dick Durbin:

    Senator Johnson is blocking this committee from proceeding on a nominee Senator Johnson recommended to President President Joe Biden.

  2. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation —blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services —but not a ton of reason to think they woulddo these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

  3. Matthieu Lamarre:

    After what happened in Nice, we are in the process of setting up devices aimed at blocking vehicles entering the site with barriers, other vehicles standing in the way and blocks of concrete.

  4. The Huntersville Fire Department:

    The truck is blocking the entire ramp, expect traffic delays in the area for some time. Use caution YIELD to responding units.

  5. Allan Nichols:

    Whatever happens, I think it's not going to be as clean as Altice, and Oi, would like it to be. With the blocking minority (that PT has in Oi), it's really ugly, in fact, some will prefer to cash out. We don't know how committed the shareholders are to PT's future that depends on Oi. Hedge funds would certainly sell anything to make a buck.

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