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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. Jessica Rosenworcel:

    There is nothing here that prevents companies from charging each of us whatever additional fees they want to put this call blocking technology on our line.

  2. Mike Gallagher:

    At a minimum we need to reduce if not eliminate entirely their influence over the World Health Organization – the way in which they're blocking Taiwan from participating in the World Health Organization – that would be sort of the minimum criteria, there's another debate about whether you could create a legal construct to hold the CCP accountable for the billions if not trillions of dollars of damages that they've caused through their malfeasance.

  3. Adam Friedman:

    Most are pretty efficient at blocking UV radiation, if you are using a mask, I'm a big fan of mineral sunscreens and stick sunscreens... the stick adheres to skin a little bit better and doesn't get as runny as liquid.

  4. White House counsel Pat Cipollone:

    So the President's counsel is criticizing the case against the President for lack of sources close to the President while at the same time blocking testimony from witnesses close to the President, it makes no sense.

  5. Van Manen:

    The judgment is very significant, as for the first time the highest European Union court will now have to decide on the legal possibilities of blocking peer-to-peer websites.

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