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

Freebase

  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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How to say blocking in sign language?

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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. Ed Barton:

    Certainly for online publishing, online news sites, it's a major threat to the business model. They're very, very effective at online display blocking, firstly, it was a very early mover. Secondly, it's incredibly user-friendly. Thirdly, there's a very well-curated list of sites to block so it's all done for you.

  2. Lawrence Blatt:

    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.

  3. Mammasse aissa:

    You want to come in my life, the door is open. You want to get out of my life, the door is open. Just one request. Don't stand in the door, you're blocking the traffic

  4. Bill Kristol:

    Conservatives in House could show clout by blocking this ill-advised 'fix' of Obamacare.

  5. Maddy Weast:

    Radical environmental groups are blocking the export of Wyoming coal from civilian facilities, while we pursue legal challenges to the unconstitutional actions of these groups, developing decommissioned military facilities as export terminals is an important alternative.

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