What does blocking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blocking, block(noun)

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Wiktionary

  1. blocking(Noun)

    The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

  2. blocking(Noun)

    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. blocking(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blocking

    of Block

  2. Blocking(noun)

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

  3. Blocking(noun)

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

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  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. Andrew Hunter:

    Because Turkey is not just an F-35 purchaser, but an industrial partner, blocking delivery of these systems represents a major escalation by the United States as it threatens to impose serious costs on both sides.

  2. Modern COO:

    But it got really tedious really fast, i was blocking out a whole day each week just to process payments.

  3. Lawrence Blatt:

    With the Novira acquisition we have the lead direct antiviral in the world for HBV, if we can in the same time we're giving direct antivirals and blocking( virus) replication, activate the immune system and wake it up, maybe we can cause patients to clear HBV.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The campaign that we oversee plays out daily, in complex arenas, under myriad threats that recur without respite. This requires us to be constantly prepared to fight in secret, anytime and anywhere necessary. The service is charged with this effort and there is no option, but to win this war every day, we, the personnel of the ISA, have a very significant responsibility in defending the State of Israel and its inhabitants, in thwarting and blocking terrorist threats and in upholding democracy. We will continue to do this our way – with courage, wisdom, determination, innovation, dedication, and relevancy.

  5. Koichi Nakano:

    The Japanese government has taken relative soft stance when The Japanese government comes to blocking the flow of people from China to Japan compared to some other countries, some of Abe's supporters were angry about that as they thought he prioritized his new friendship with Xi over national security.

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